Parents frustrated over unavailable LEAP scores
BATON ROUGE- Parents and educators appeared frustrated Friday after learning the state was not going to release results of the standardized tests, known as LEAP.
The Department of Education projected to have results ready by Friday, May 16. The information is important since it decides if some kids can advance grade levels.
But, the state alerted school districts that the data would not be available until the evening of Tuesday, May 20. Superintendents rushed to issue letters and automated phone calls to parents telling them about the change.
"Schools and school systems will be provided their students' scores May 20, consistent with the time line in past years," an education department representative told WBRZ News 2 in an email when asked about the situation.
"The state department will issue a public summary report of the results after students, parents and teachers have reviewed and analyzed the outcomes."
Some are worried about the later arrival of the scores than expected since, in some areas, school has already closed for the summer by May 20th.
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