ERIC Number: ED485469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Released Test Items: Sample Student Work Illustrating LEAP 21 Achievement Levels. English Language Arts, Grade 8. Spring 2004
Louisiana State Department of Education
Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) is an integral part of the Louisiana school and district accountability system passed by the state legislature and signed into law in 1997. The primary purposes of the accountability system are to raise expectations for achievement for all Louisiana public school students and to improve public education in the state. In March 2004, students in grade 8 took LEAP 21 English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies tests. The test scores are combined with other relevant data to create school and district accountability scores, which serve as a means of measuring educational quality and improvement in educational programs over time. This document is part of a series of materials meant to promote understanding of the knowledge and skills students must have and the kinds of work they must produce to be successful on the LEAP 21.
Descriptors: Grade 8, Student Evaluation, Accountability, Academic Achievement, State Standards, Scores, Educational Assessment, Language Arts, Educational Improvement, Public Education
Louisiana Department of Education, Office of Management and Finance, Division of Planning, Analysis and Information Resources, P.O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064. Web site: http://www.louisianaschools.net.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Research.