ERIC Number: ED508066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Closing the Achievement Gap Report for 21st Century Learners in West Virginia. Third Edition, 2009-2010
Smith, Diana L., Ed.
West Virginia Department of Education
The goal of the "Closing the Achievement Gap for 21st Century Learners in West Virginia (CAG)" report, 3rd edition, is to update West Virginia educators to the status and improvement of student achievement in West Virginia which may then be utilized as a basis for determining future educational decisions. In order to enhance the quality of performance, the following objectives were addressed: (1) to review the literature and research factors that impact student performance; (2) to determine the status and progress of subgroup performance; (3) to review programs and strategies being used to close the achievement gap between subgroups in West Virginia public school initiatives; (4) to generate findings and conclusions related to student performance; and (5) to offer recommendations for consideration as a result of the findings identified. This report addresses the background, literature, data and initiatives that are associated with student performance and the current concentrations on closing the achievement gap. It is designed around the following seven sections: (1) Background; (2) Introduction; (3) Identified Achievement Gap Groupings and Performance Factors Impacting the Achievement Gap; (4) State Public Subgroup Impact Data (Assessment and Additional); (5) Closing the Achievement Gap Initiatives in West Virginia; (6) Conclusions; and (7) Recommendations. WESTEST Trend Data 2004-2008 is appended. (Contains 40 tables and 29 figures.)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Performance Factors, Achievement Gap, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Professional Development, Educational Objectives, Comparative Analysis, Student Evaluation, Economically Disadvantaged, Tables (Data), Academic Standards, State Standards, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Technology Education, Career Education, Elementary Schools, High Schools, Middle Schools, Health Education, National Competency Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, State Legislation
West Virginia Department of Education. 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305. Tel: 304-558-3660; Fax: 304-558-0198; Web site: http://wvde.state.wv.us
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)