What are the LEAP, iLEAP, GEE and End-of-Course tests?

A key component of Louisiana's Accountability System is its statewide testing program. Each year, students in grades 3-11 participate in state assessments. Each of the 30 state assessments is based on Grade-Level Expectations, which reflect the knowledge and skills students should have acquired at the time of testing. Students do not receive a pass or fail grade, but receive an achievement level score.

The five achievement levels a student can earn on the LEAPiLEAP and GEE are

Advanced
A student at this level has demonstrated superior performance beyond the level of mastery.

Mastery
A student at this level has demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter and is well prepared for the next level of schooling.

Basic
A student at this level has demonstrated only the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for the next level of schooling.

Approaching Basic
A student at this level has only partially demonstrated the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for the next level of schooling.

Unsatisfactory
A student at this level has not demonstrated the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for the next level of schooling.