2719 Airline Dr.
Bossier City, LA 71111
(behind the Bossier Instructional Center)
What gets measured gets mastered.
Louisiana Believes starts with the premise that all students can achieve high expectations and master rigorous academic standards. If you believe that all students can achieve, then you must measure their progress annually to ensure they remain on track for college and professional careers.
Louisiana is aligning assessments to more rigorous Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math. In Spring 2013, students will take tougher writing and math tests. The previous writing assessment asked students to write a personal opinion about a subject. The new 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 will be fully aligned to Common Core State Standards in 2014-2015.
Louisiana is also revising assessments in social studies and science to be launched in 2014-2015.