KSLA Morning Crew takes the LEAP!
We’re answering your concerns & working practice questions
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Every year, students in third through 12th grade take state tests. These tests measure their knowledge in each subject area and check their readiness for the next grade.
The LEAP 2025 tests are just one of several indicators that are used to create a complete picture of a student’s performance in school. The results from the tests may be used to help teachers identify where students need additional support, or more challenging work in each subject area.
This results of the test are also used to measure how well schools are helping students achieve higher expectations.
For most Louisiana students, third grade students will begin testing on the week of April 24. Middle and high school students will join in on different weeks throughout the month of May. The detailed calendar can be found here.
All LEAP tests are timed and no additional time is permitted unless students have a documented extended time accommodation.
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Teacher and tutor Marvkevea Campbell will be joining KSLA every day this week to answer your pressing questions and concerns.
- Q: Why does my child have to take the LEAP?
- A: State testing is used to measure what students have learned and where their skills are in each subject.
- Q: How can I help my third grader prepare for this test?
- A: Make sure you’re going over their reading, English and math work, because those are the most important sections of the test.
- Q: What do I do if I’m concerned about my child’s cognitive ability to complete the assessments?
- A: If understanding or comprehension is a concern, look into tutoring programs from their school, from local tutoring organizations or use online resources.
- Q: What’s the best way for kids to manage their time?
- A: Don’t spend all your time on one question. If it’s a tough question, take your best guess and come back to it if you have time at the end. Don’t stress!
- Q: How do I find free resources for my child to practice?
- A: Speak with teachers to see if there’s an after school tutoring program. The Shreve Memorial Libraries also offer free programs.
- Q: What are some test taking strategies?
- A: Get to class on time, don’t make yourself late trying to study last-minute. Look over sample tests before taking the exam. Take deep breaths to help relax during the test. This will help you clear your mind and re-focus. Read the directions carefully and don’t be afraid to ASK QUESTIONS if you’re unsure. Answer the easier questions first. This will help calm you down and help you best utilize your time!
- Q: How do I assist a child with anxiety & struggles with test confidence?
- A: They need a lot of practice to feel comfortable. To help with confidence, just show them some extra love and encouragement!
- Q: How effective are the sample test questions?
- A: The test questions we have covered are actually pulled directly from previous LEAP tests!
- Q: If my child doesn’t do well, is summer school an option?
- A: Absolutely, 100%!
- Q: Why is the test on computers now instead of paper?
- A: We’re all moving towards a technology-based world so we want to help the students advance as well.
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