Louisiana - Student Assessments: English Language Arts

English Language Arts
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The assessments that are required are: End of Course (ELA and Math for HS), Integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (grades 3, 5, 6, 7), Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (grades 4 and 8, ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies), PARCC (2010)

Louisiana students are assessed annually in grades 3 through 8 and high school grades. Students in grades 3 through 8 take assessments in English Language Arts/literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. In high school, students take standard assessments referred to as End-of-Course (EOC) tests in six subjects: Algebra I, Geometry, English II, English III, Biology, and U.S. History. The assessments measure proficiency in each subject area and assist in determining whether students have mastered the knowledge and skills for college and a career readiness.


Louisiana is aligning assessments to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math. In Spring 2014, students will take new writing and math tests. The writing assessment will require students to read one or two passages and use facts in the text to support their essay. In math, students will be asked to demonstrate skills in earlier grades. Assessments in grades 3-8 will be fully aligned to Common Core State Standards in 2014-2015.

Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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