LEAP scores could affect Louisiana ninth-graders

CENTRAL, La. (KALB) - Back in April Louisiana students took the LEAP 2025 assessment. It measures their readiness to move on to the next grade.

Those scores are expected to come out June 30th, but students preparing to start ninth grade could be affected by the results.

Rapides Parish District Administration said parents need to be on the lookout.

Students with low scores will have to attend summer remediation before they can begin ninth grade in August.

They may also have to enter into a transitional ninth grade, taking technical reading and math classes.

Summer remediation will be held July 30 to August 2.

Rapides Parish Executive Assistant Superintendent said ninth grade is already a huge transition.

"So academically we have to do everything we possibly can to ensure that they are ready," Bennett said. "So, this four days, from 7:30 to 1:30, is very intense on the skills they need to be successful in ELA and Math in the 9th grade."

Once the scores come in Bennett said principals and counselors from eighth grade will immediately be reaching out to parents with letters and phone calls home.

"This is a huge, huge shift for our parents and for our students," Bennett said. "I know everyone is anxious to get the scores, so are we. And we here in Rapides Parish will do everything we can to get those scores out very quickly."

The LEAP 2025 is a statewide assessment, but grade promotion is decided at the local level. Grant, Avoyelles, and Vernon parishes are also holding summer remediation for ninth-graders with low scores.



 
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