Announcements

  • PLACEMENT TESTING FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

    Is your child transferring to Bossier Schools for the 2024-2025 school year?  Please review the information below to see if your child will need to be scheduled for a placement test this summer.  

    State Placement Test (enrolling in Grade 5 or 9)

    Students transferring to Louisiana public schools and enrolling in grade 5 or grade 9 from any in-state nonpublic school, approved home study program, or out-of-state school, are required to take the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics portions of the appropriate State Placement Test to inform placement decisions and help determine any supports needed to assist struggling students.  Students enrolling in grade 5 or grade 9 who attended a Louisiana public school last year, but did not take the spring LEAP test for any reason are also required to take the State Placement Test.  You can find more information about the State Placement Test in the Parent Guide to the State Placement Test.

    Local Placement Test (enrolling in Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, or 12)

    Students transferring to Bossier Schools and enrolling in grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, or 12 from any nonpublic school or home study program require local placement testing.  Students enrolling in grade 1 who did not complete kindergarten also require local placement testing.  These assessments are also used to inform placement decisions and help determine any supports needed to assist struggling students.  

     

    HOW DO I SCHEDULE PLACEMENT TESTING FOR MY CHILD?

    State Placement Test - The state placement test is administered by the Accountability & Assessment Dept on select dates in June and July.  Testing sessions will take place at the Bossier Schools Educational Service Center at 2900 Douglas Drive, Bossier City.  Schedule your child's placement test today by completing this online form:  Request for State Placement Test 

    Local Placement Test - Please contact the school your child will attend to schedule placement testing.

     

    For questions regarding placement testing, contact Lisa Burns, Supervisor of Accountability & Assessment, at lisa.burns@bossierschools.org or 318-549-6777.

     

    ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

    The Louisiana Department of Education assessment calendars reflect the required testing windows for all state-mandated assessments.  Contact your child's school for specific testing dates.

    LDOE 2024-2025 Assessment Calendar

Accountability

  • Louisiana Believes starts with the premise that all students can achieve high expectations and master rigorous academic standards. Believing that all children can learn, Louisiana developed an accountability system which holds schools, districts, and the state accountable for the performance of students.

    Louisiana grades schools and districts on a scale of A through F, using a grading scale similar to the one used for students. Letter grades provide families and the public with a straightforward indicator of school and overall district performance. The grades are calculated based on student achievement, academic indicators, and measures of career and college readiness, such as Carnegie credits earned through 12th grade, graduation rates, and earning Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Enrollment credits.

Assessment

  • What gets measured gets mastered.

    Louisiana Believes begins with the premise that all students can achieve high expectations and master rigorous academic standards. If we believe that all students can achieve, it is essential to measure progress and ensure that students remain on track for college and careers. 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 the LEAP 2025 assessment in six subjects: Algebra I, Geometry, English I, English II, 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 career readiness. For additional information on each of Louisiana’s annual assessments, select the assessment name from the list on the left.