Thousands of students are taking the LEAP, iLEAP AND GEE tests this week through Friday. Teachers say keeping kids relaxed is the best thing any parent can do. That's probably easier said than done, especially when a lot is at stake for Louisiana fourth and eighth graders. They must pass two portions of LEAP in order to be promoted to the next grade. Those who fail go to summer school and take the test again. The LEAP test is aimed at measuring whether a student has the skills he or she needs to move on to the next grade. The GEE or Graduation Exit Exam gives students four chances to take the test. Test scores are also important to the schools, because the scores are a major factor in the District and School Performance Scores. The results are used to determine whether districts are meeting state and federal mandates of academic progress. Do you feel your child is ready? Why or why not? Do you support this form of testing?