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Parent Guide to the PARCC Practice Tests

Parent Forms due on the first day of school can be accessed here.  The first day for grades 1 - 8 is Thursday, August 17, 2017:
Parent Guide to the LEAP Practice Tests

Students in grades 3-8 will take the LEAP State assessments in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) in the spring. Parents can use this guide to better understand the content and use of the LEAP practice tests.


In order to ensure that Louisiana students are prepared for the demands of college and the workplace, Louisiana has raised expectations for students.  Students in grades 3-8 now take the new LEAP assessment. The LEAP assessments are aligned to Louisiana's standards and were field tested with nearly 50,000 Louisiana students in spring 2014. In addition, the assessment has other important advantages for Louisiana.

1. Students can demonstrate that they are on par with their peers across the country.

2. Students will be asked to demonstrate their learning through writing and problem solving, rather than multiple choice.

3. Educators are involved in test development.

4. PARCC testing allows increased accessibility features for all students and more comprehensive accommodations for students with disabilities.

 An electronic version of this document can be found at




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Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School
1116 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
Charlotte L. Matthew, Principal

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