The links below include resources to assist the public in identifying, monitoring, and understanding Louisiana’s state laws and the rules and regulations of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Policy Quick Links

  • BESE Bulletins contain policies passed by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, through its constitutional and statutory authority, which have the force and effect of law.

  • Louisiana State Legislature provides extensive information on the LA State Legislature including members, boards and commissions, fiscal information, news and publications, broadcast archives and up-to-date information on the current session.

  • Louisiana's Transition to Higher Expectations includes a set of BESE policies that allow for a two-year transition to new standards and assessments by creating time for stakeholders to learn the expectations.

Policy overviews

  • Transition FAQ clarifies the timeline and long-term goals of LA’s 5-year transition to new standards and assessments.

  • 4th Grade Promotion Transition is an overview of the process for making 4th grade promotion decisions during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years as Louisiana transitions to new standards and assessments.

  • 8th Grade Promotion & Transitional 9th Grade is an overview of the Transitional 9th grade policy that supports the goal of improving academic achievement of students struggling to successfully complete 8th grade.

  • Accountability Transition Policies describes the 3-phase process of raising proficiency expectations for students, schools, and districts.

  • Compass Transition describes how the student growth component of the Compass teacher evaluations will be determined for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.

  • 2013-14 School Accountability links to resources that help schools understand parts of student performance that make up the SPS, policy associated with SPS calculations, letter grades, and resources and contacts for the future.