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West Virginia Department of Education, 2023
The purpose of educational assessments is to provide an academic check-up and to give educators, parents, students, and policymakers valuable feedback about students' academic strengths, areas that need improvement, how well they are progressing toward college and career readiness, and the effectiveness of the state's educational system. This…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Standardized Tests, Testing Accommodations, Student Evaluation
West Virginia Department of Education, 2023
To ensure each county board of education provides a thorough and efficient education for its students, the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) annually reviews county scorecards and efficiency profiles provided by the Office of Support & Accountability. County status is reviewed and determined based on multiple measures of student…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Program Evaluation, Counties, County School Districts
West Virginia Department of Education, 2023
The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Office of Federal Programs conducted a routine monitoring of Upshur County in December of 2022. This resulted in a report of findings which was completed February 10, 2023. Per Federal Program protocols, counties are provided 60 days to respond to findings; establishing Upshur County's deadline for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Counties, County School Districts, Accountability
West Virginia Department of Education, 2022
Assessment is an important part of an overall quality educational program and is, in fact, an integral part of improving classroom instruction. The purpose of educational assessments is to provide an academic check- up and to give educators and parents meaningful information on what students know and can do, and how well they are progressing…
Descriptors: State Standards, Standardized Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
West Virginia Department of Education, 2021
The West Virginia Department of Education has crafted this document to offer policy guidance to teams and Section 504 committees in providing appropriate access for students in statewide assessments; and to assist teachers and schools to work within the framework of federal law and state policies. The guidelines are referenced by West Virginia…
Descriptors: Measurement, Educational Assessment, Testing Accommodations, Students with Disabilities
West Virginia Department of Education, 2021
Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) partnered with the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) and Marshall University to conduct a five-year study of the quality of the West Virginia Universal Pre-K (WV Pre-K) program. The study was designed to examine the effectiveness of the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, State Departments of Education, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education
West Virginia Department of Education, 2020
This document is designed to assist districts, administrators, and educators with all phases of the West Virginia COVID-19 2020 reentry planning process. This is a living, iterative, document that will be updated regularly to best benefit those associated with the grade six through grade twelve education community in West Virginia. This document…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Statewide Planning, Educational Planning
West Virginia Department of Education, 2020
West Virginia's third grade literacy efforts serve as a catalyst for the development and subsequent growth of a comprehensive approach to early learning in West Virginia for children ages birth through third grade. The West Virginia Leaders of Literacy: Campaign for Grade Level Reading has been developed to assist all 55 West Virginia counties in…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Emergent Literacy, Achievement Gap, Reading Programs
West Virginia Department of Education, 2020
At the direction of Governor Jim Justice, West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch created the Taskforce for Remote Learning to provide guidance on how schools can implement continuous learning in the face of the COVID-19 mandatory suspension of in-person instruction. The taskforce developed the West Virginia Remote Learning…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Distance Education
West Virginia Department of Education, 2020
The State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP), WV GRADUATION 20/20 was implemented during the 2015-2016 academic school year beginning with 69 schools in 36 counties, representing 59% of West Virginia's high schools. During the 2016-2017 academic year the number of high schools grew to 72 and the cohort included 20 middle schools bringing the total…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, State Programs, Improvement Programs, Program Implementation
West Virginia Department of Education, 2020
WVAdultEd programs provide adults with the opportunity to acquire and improve functional skills necessary to enhance the quality of their lives as workers, family members, and citizens. Educational services are available at no cost to the learners and are designed to meet the educational needs of the individual. Certified adult education…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Technical Assistance, Program Administration, Government Role
West Virginia Department of Education, 2020
West Virginia uses multiple state assessments to measure student achievement and inform program decision-making. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 requires participation of students with disabilities in statewide assessments to be consistent with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001 and current with…
Descriptors: State Standards, Standardized Tests, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
West Virginia Department of Education, 2020
On March 16, 2020, Governor Jim Justice of West Virginia issued an emergency closure of all public schools, changing the education system overnight from a brick and mortar face-to-face model to a remote learning model. Students with disabilities receiving special education and related services continue to be entitled to procedural safeguards and a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Educational Change
West Virginia Department of Education, 2020
The Professional Learning Reimagined Framework, developed by the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), provides a model for coordinated, cohesive professional learning and leadership processes and opportunities for West Virginia counties. A wealth of research has proven that the methods…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Guidelines, State Departments of Education, Leadership Training
West Virginia Department of Education, 2019
West Virginia uses multiple state assessments to measure student achievement and inform program decision making. States are required to provide guidance for appropriate participation of all students, including those with English Learners and those with disabilities, in required state assessments. The West Virginia Department of Education has…
Descriptors: State Standards, Standardized Tests, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
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