General Summative Assessment

General Summative Assessment for 2015

Updates for the 2014-2015 School Year

WESTEST 2 will be replaced during the 2014-2015 school year with Smarter Balanced Assessment for English Language Arts and Mathematics in grades 3-11.  Students will complete two parts for each ELA and Mathematics test,  multiple choice items with constructed response and a performance task.  
Science will be tested in the online format utilized during the 2013-2014 school year in grades four, eight, and ten only.  
Social Studies will not be tested during the Spring 2015.  
The General Summative Assessment will begin testing after March 26 through end of the school year.
Student Assessments

West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress (WV-MAPS)

Policy 2340




General Summative Assessment


4, 8, 10

ELA, Math


Social Studies( Not Tested)


All 11th Graders

Writing Skills, Math (pre-Algebra, Algebra)

Affects placement in 12th grade ELA and Math Courses

ACT Explore and Plan*

8, 10

Reading, English, Math, Science

NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

4, 8, 12

Reading, Math, Science

 *ACT Explore and Plan will be replaced with a different test Fall 2015.

4.8. All public school students enrolled in Transition Mathematics for Seniors and/or Transition English Language Arts for Seniors courses, will take ACT COMPASS mathematics and/or ACT COMPASS writing skills test.

4.8.a. Effective for the senior class of 2015-2016 and beyond, all public school students enrolled in grade 12 who did not meet the minimum scores(s) on COMPASS for mathematics and writing skills English as established by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technology College Education will retake COMPASS mathematics and/or ACT COMPASS writing skills test(s) at the end of the Transition course(s) or the approved alternate/higher level course.

4.8.a.1. Effective for the senior class of 2015-2016, students in grade 12 who do not meet the placement standards for COMPASS mathematics or writing skills will be excused from retaking COMPASS upon provision of appropriate documentation of ACT or SAT scores that meet the placement standard(s) prior to the beginning of the COMPASS testing window

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