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 End-of-Course (EOC) tests in six subjects: Algebra I, Geometry, English II, English III, 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 a career readiness.

For additional information on each of Louisiana’s annual assessments, select the assessment name from the list on the left.

For a schedule of annual assessments for the current school year, click here.

For teachers seeking more information including resources on end-of-year assessments, visit the Teacher Support Toolbox.

For school and district leaders seeking more information, visit the District + School Support Toolbox.

​For families seeking more information, visit the Parents + Students page and Family Support Toolbox.   

In addition, the Assessment and Accountability categories of the Library contain a variety of supports for both educators and stakeholders including:

Speaking and Listening Waiver

The U.S. Department of Education has offered all states the opportunity to request a waiver for up to three years with respect to measuring speaking and listening content standards within the state's English language arts state assessment(s). The Louisiana Department of Education plans to request the waiver through the 2018-2019 school year because it is not practicable at this time to administer a large-scale summative assessment that includes speaking and listening standards.
Comments related to the request emailed to before July 8 will be considered prior to submission of the waiver request.