Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Louisiana believes that all students, including students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, should be held to the highest possible grade-level expectations. Much progress has been made to deliver on this belief including:

  • the Louisiana Connectors standards in english language arts, mathematics, and science with aligned instructional resources,

  • a LEAP Connect alternate assessment aligned to the Louisiana Connectors to measure student progress, and

  • an established graduation pathway to a high school diploma for students assessed on an alternate assessment.

To support these unique learners, the Department provides tools and resources to educators and families, including

  • Family Resources

  • Classroom Supports

  • Assessment Resources

  • High School Pathways Information

  • BESE Policy Bulletins

To learn more, please click on the button below.

Resources to Support Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

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