What is All the Talk About the Common Core?. In 2010, Louisiana adopted Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math. The Common Core State Standards define what students need to learn in reading, writing and math in each grade to stay on track for college and careers.
Students still take LEAP (grade 4) and iLEAP (grades 3, 5 & 6.) More common core aligned material will be included on the 2013-14 assessments.
Students will take PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College & Careers) assessments in ELA and Math.
Each six-weeks, students will be given a cumulative exam each six weeks to see if students have mastered key skills taught during the previous six weeks period.
In grades 3-5, students will be tested in ELA and Math.
In grade 6, students will be tested in all subjects.