Acadiana briefs for March 6, 2013

Registration under way for ‘Old GEE’

— Friday is the deadline for students who became 10th-graders before 1999-2000 and have not received a high school diploma to take the “Old Graduation Exit Examination.”

The group of students are the last students who must pass all five parts of the “Old GEE” to earn a high school diploma.

The test will be given March 11 through March 15 at the Lafayette Parish School Board. The exam includes five tests: written composition, English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.

Retest students are required to take only those parts of the “Old GEE” in which they did not previously attain the required performance standard.

To register, contact Susan Kahn, district test coordinator, at (337) 521-7029 by Friday.

Non-public pupils can take state tests

Applications for state standardized testing are available for students interested in enrolling in Lafayette Parish public schools next year.

Students in the fourth and eighth grades are required to take the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program or LEAP test.

The iLEAP tests, given to students in third, fifth, sixth and seventh grades, also will be given to students in home school or in-home private programs. Students in nonpublic schools are ineligible for iLEAP testing.

The registration deadline for both tests is Friday.

The first phase of the LEAP exam will be March 19, with make-up dates March 21-22 and the second phase will be April 8-11 with make-up dates on April 12-17. For the iLEAP, testing dates are April 8-11 with the make-up dates on April 12-17.

Registration forms are available at all public elementary and middle schools, the School Board office and online at

Compiled by the
Acadiana bureau