Louisiana Students Excel on LEAP Scores

The Louisiana Department of Education recently announced that Louisiana students have demonstrated progress toward mastery on their LEAP scores. LEAP, also known as LEAP 2025, includes assessments of ELA, mathematics, science, and social studies for grades 3-12. The tests measure the knowledge and skills contained in the state’s content standards for that particular grade. Student scores are reported on five levels: Unsatisfactory, Approaching Basic, Basic, Mastery, or Advanced. Mastery and above is considered proficient, or ready for the next grade level.

State Superintendent John White says, “Everyday, educators across the state are committed to ensuring that every child, even those who struggle the most, has the opportunity to thrive. The results released today are a testament to those efforts. But those same results also illuminate persistent struggles, such as gaps among our historically disadvantaged student groups and their peers or our students’ grasp of fundamental mathematics skills. As we continue to implement Louisiana’s ESSA plan, we must maintain clear communication about these barriers and our progress in overcoming them.”

The 2018 LEAP 2025 results, released on July 10 by the Louisiana Department of Education, detail the percentage of students scoring Mastery and above for grades 3-8 last year and this year. For the first time, the percentage of students scoring Mastery and above is also presented for grades 3-12 to show continuous student performance across all tested grade levels.

For a detailed list of the 2018 LEAP 2025 results, click here.

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