Cassie Owens, Director of Strategic Initiatives
Ext. 3010

Louisiana’s Accountability Program

Louisiana’s School Accountability System calls for continuous improvement in student achievement, attendance, and graduation rate. This system is based on two principles: rewarding schools that grow academically and assisting schools and students who need help. Each year, schools must show improvement in School Performance Scores (SPS) by meeting a growth target. Growth targets represent the amount of progress a school must make every year to reach the state’s SPS goal of 120 by the year 2014.

Students are required to participate in state assessments based on grade level:

Program Name Grades
LEAP 4 and 8
LEAP 4 and 8
iLEAP 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9
GEE 10-11
LAA 1 and 2 Students with Disabilities who cannot participate in the regular state assessments.

In addition to state-administered testing programs, Louisiana participates in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) each year.

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