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.
  • School Accountability Policy resources 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.
  • Compass Revisions an overview of revisions to the educator evaluation system recommended by education practitioners and stakeholders that will be implemented with the 2015-16 school year.