Louisiana Educational Assessment Program LEAP
The Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) is a criterion-reference testing program administered by the state of Louisiana. It is only administered in 4th and 8th grades in the subjects of ELA, mathematics, science, and social studies. A criterion-referenced test is one that provides for translating test scores into a statement about the behavior to be expected of a person with that score or their relationship to a specified subject matter. Most tests and quizzes written by school teachers are criterion-referenced tests. The objective is simply to see whether the student has learned the material. Criterion-referenced assessment can be contrasted with norm-referenced assessment and ipsative assessment.