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January 25, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This spring, all Louisiana students in grades 3-8 will take the LEAP 2025 assessment. The assessment window is April 3-May 5, so your child’s test could be anywhere in that time period. The ELA portion of the LEAP 2025 is solely computer based. To help prepare our students, the MJH ELA Department has set aside several days for students to practice taking similar assessments and work on typing programs using our school computer labs. Students with computer lab elective have been working on keyboarding skills already this year and will be using Typing Agent, an online typing program that offers lessons and tips for using the keyboard with speed and accuracy, to enhance their keyboarding skills. All students can access this program from home by logging in to and then logging in to Typing Agent with their school user ID and password.

Another resource that can be used from home is the Online Tools Training. We highly recommend that you and your child visit this website to familiarize yourselves with the new testing tools and the computer based format. The more familiar students are with the new testing format, the more confident they will feel when the LEAP 2025 is administered this spring. Please note, the OTT works best when using Google Chrome.


Please feel free to contact your child’s ELA teacher should you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued support.


                                                                                                MJH ELA Department


----------------Please sign and return the bottom portion to your ELA teacher-----------------

_____ Yes, I have read the above information and plan to review the Online Training Tools with my child. I will also encourage my child to practice typing on programs like Typing Agent before state computerized testing.

Student name:___________________________ Grade:_________ ELA teacher:_____________

Parent signature:_____________________________________ Date:______________________