NEWS

LEAP Testing – Spring 2011

Allison B. Hudson

This notice is to advise parents of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s policy regarding the transfer of non-public and home schooling students to the public school system.

A student who is transferring from an in-state nonpublic school or a home schooling program, as well as a Louisiana resident who is transferring from an out-of-state school, and plan to enroll in the Louisiana public school system at grades 5 or 9, shall be required to take and pass the 4th or 8th grade LEAP 21 English Language Arts and Mathematics tests.

The Ascension Parish School System will administer the LEAP test to students planning to enroll in Ascension Parish Public schools on March 22, 2011 and April 11-12, 2011. (Students are required to participate in testing during the entire three-day cycle.)

Parents should contact Mrs. Linda Honey, at Ascension Parish School Board office at (225) 391-7000 or (225) 257-2000, no later than March 2, 2011 to register for applicable tests or to obtain further information.

Detailed registration information may be found at www.apsb.org under News & Events.