Update regarding LEAP score appeals process policy: Governor disapproves oversight committee ruling

Nov 2, 2023, 10:30 AM by BESE Admin

On October 26, 2023, the Louisiana House Committee on Education conducted an oversight hearing to review a policy approved by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) establishing an appeals process for qualifying high school seniors who do not meet the state’s LEAP test scoring requirement for graduation. By a vote of 8-3, the committee issued an unfavorable oversight review on the policy.

On November 1, 2023, Governor John Bel Edwards disapproved the committee's unfavorable review, allowing BESE to submit the policy to the Louisiana Register for final adoption as rule.

More information about the appeals process is available in the original June 14, 2023 BESE news release here:

The complete policy is available for viewing online at

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For more information, contact:
Kevin Calbert

BESE is the administrative policymaking body for elementary and secondary schools in Louisiana. The Board sets key education initiatives and works to outline an education agenda to achieve continuous improvement of public education as measured by student and school achievement.