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updates, scaled-score ranges, achievement levels, and achievement level descriptors are being added to Chapter 18, End of Course Tests (EOCT). The new policy addresses the Algebra I tests and implementation of English II tests in spring 2009.

Title 28

EDUCATION

Part CXI.  Bulletin 118, Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices

Chapter 18.End-of-Course Tests

Subchapter A.Background

§1801.Overview

A.The tests which are both criterion-referenced and standards-based assessments will be available online to high school students beginning fall 2007. The tests will be phased in over a period of five years beginning with Algebra I. In the first years of administration, policies regarding the use of EOCT results shall be determined by the district’s local pupil progression plan.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:24.4

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Education, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR. 35:

Subchapter B.General Provisions

§1803.Introduction

A.EOCT will measure the knowledge and skills a student should have mastered by the end of the course. The results of the EOCT will help ensure that all Louisiana students have access to a rigorous curriculum that meets high academic standards.

B.EOCT will assess student learning in the high school courses:

1.Algebra I;
2.Geometry;
3.English II;
4.English III;
5.Biology; and
6.American History;

C.Any student enrolled in and/or receiving credit for an EOCT course, regardless of grade inclusive of middle school students taking high school courses for high school credit is required to take the EOCT upon completion of that course.

D.EOCT will be offered at the end of the fall and spring semesters.

1.Students completing the course at the end of the fall semester shall participate in the fall test regardless of the grade earned during the fall semester.
2.Students completing the course at the end of the spring semester shall participate in the spring test regardless of the grade earned during the spring semester.

E.Retests will not be offered for EOCT.

F.Since these tests are being developed for use in Louisiana schools, any school selected for field tests shall participate in the field tests. In spring 2009, the geometry field tests will be administered.

G.Students completing the following courses will take the Algebra I test:

1.Algebra I: course code 160321;
2.Algebra I, Part 2: course code 160338;
3.Integrated Mathematics I: course code 160339;
4.Algebra I—Middle School: course code 160380.

Louisiana Register   Vol. 34, No. 10   October 20, 2008

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