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Phasing out LEAP

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State to roll out new exam in three years

BATON ROUGE (AP) — State officials say a test for fourth- and eighth-graders that became a symbol of Louisiana’s bid to improve public schools will be phased out.

The exam, which is called LEAP, will be scrubbed in three years because new tests will be launched in connection with a national drive to make public school courses more rigorous.
The Advocate reports that under current rules, fourth- and eighth-graders have to pass LEAP, and meet other standards, to move to the fifth and ninth grades.

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