LEAP security is tight - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LEAP security is tight

March 19, 2007
Reported by Pam Dixon

Behind closed doors, under lock and key, that's where the highly guarded LEAP, iLEAP and GEE tests are hidden until testing starts. Teacher Kelli Miguez says, "It's a lot like Fort Knox, we like to call it on testing week."

The tests are kept so secure, we can't see them, so we can't show them to you, and there are so many restrictions, we can't show kids taking them either. The real tests are sealed with tabs that only the students are allowed to break moments before testing. Counselor Anita Sanders says, "Kids take an oath of security saying they're going to follow the rules of the test and the teachers also sign an oath saying they're going to follow the test procedures the way the manuals say to do."

But even before they reach the students, every test and every test number is accounted for. Miguez says, "We have to sign in and out and count each numbered document that we have. Each child has his own numbered document." And the state department of education wants every single test back, no matter what. Miguez says, "There have been instances when kids have gotten physically ill on their booklets, and they had to take it and put it in a Ziplock and turn it in to the State of Louisiana." Sanders says, "We have to collect the book. We put it in a Ziplock and we actually transfer answers into a new document for the student."

And while testing is going on, teachers never know when a local or state monitor may pop in for a surprise visit to make sure everything is on the up and up.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Man arrested in 2009 cold case

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Man arrested in 2009 cold case

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:36 AM EDT2017-07-25 09:36:37 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise. 

    More >>

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise. 

    More >>
  • Section 8 housing application process begins

    Section 8 housing application process begins

    Monday, July 24 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:36:09 GMT

    This morning the Lake Charles housing authority opened its waiting list for the first time since 2014. The waiting list application process closed around noon today hundreds of residents lined up around this building some even lining up as early as 9:45 last night “We had given out 700 applications by 8:30 we ended up over 1,000,” said Ben Taylor, the director of the Lake Charles Housing Authority. He says this will bump up the waiting list for Section 8 housing tremend...

    More >>

    This morning the Lake Charles housing authority opened its waiting list for the first time since 2014. The waiting list application process closed around noon today hundreds of residents lined up around this building some even lining up as early as 9:45 last night “We had given out 700 applications by 8:30 we ended up over 1,000,” said Ben Taylor, the director of the Lake Charles Housing Authority. He says this will bump up the waiting list for Section 8 housing tremend...

    More >>
  • Dallas man sentenced in 'Havana Speed' operation

    Dallas man sentenced in 'Havana Speed' operation

    Monday, July 24 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:30:51 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The last suspect in the "Havana Speed" drug operation has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. The methamphetamine distribution ring stretched from Mexico, Texas, and into southwest Louisiana. The suspect, Raul Perez-Mendoza, 26, of Dallas, was sentenced Friday, July 21, to more than five years in prison for conspiracy to posses with intent to distribute meth.  He is also sentenced to five years of supervised release.  Perez-Mendoza and seven other...

    More >>

    The last suspect in the "Havana Speed" drug operation has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. The methamphetamine distribution ring stretched from Mexico, Texas, and into southwest Louisiana. The suspect, Raul Perez-Mendoza, 26, of Dallas, was sentenced Friday, July 21, to more than five years in prison for conspiracy to posses with intent to distribute meth.  He is also sentenced to five years of supervised release.  Perez-Mendoza and seven other...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly