Louisiana Student Standards Review

About Louisiana Student Standards Review

Standards are statements that define the knowledge and skills that students need to learn throughout their education in order to successfully transition to college and the workplace. In Louisiana, standards are reviewed once every seven years to ensure that what is being taught in the classroom will effectively prepare students for college and a career.

Physical Education

The Louisiana Physical Education standards are currently under review by a diverse group of practitioners and stakeholders with expertise in physical education including elementary, middle and high school physical education teachers, higher education physical education professionals, and representatives from the Louisiana Department of Health, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness. The drafted standards are available for public review from March 13, 2017 to March 27, 2017. The final standards will be considered by BESE for adoption in April 2017.

We are requesting that feedback be sent to: louisianastandards@la.gov.

Draft Physical Education Standards

Draft LA Physical Education Standards Download
Physical Education Standards Review Committee Download


The Louisiana science standards are currently under review by a diverse group of 86 individuals representing several education associations, local school systems, and key stakeholder organizations representing parents and business and industry leaders. The drafted standards are available for public review December 1, 2016–January 6, 2017. The final standards will be considered by BESE for adoption in March 2017. Click here for more information about the standards review process.

View the current Louisiana Science Standards

List of Science Standards Committee and Workgroup Members

Public Portal Feedback Summary

Science Standards Approved by BESE

Science Standards Proposed For Committee Approval Download

Click here to visit the Standards Review Library

Louisiana Student Standards Web Timeline


English language arts and Mathematics

As part of this process, Louisiana underwent a professional review of the state’s academic content standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics during the 2015-2016 school year to ensure that they continue to maintain strong expectations for teaching and learning aligned with college and workplace demands. Over 100 Louisiana educators, as well as representatives from Louisiana universities, business and industry, and parent groups, participated in the review and development of new standards for ELA and math. An overview of the process, a full list of committee members, and meeting agendas and materials can be found here.

Members of the public can send feedback on the science standards to LouisianaStandards@la.gov at any time.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Louisiana Standards Review process please email LouisianaStandards@la.gov.