West Virginia - Student Assessments: English Language Arts

English Language Arts
Policy Type: 

WESTEST 2 is gone, and the West Virginia General Summative Assessment, which includes the Smarter Balanced assessments in mathematics and ELA, has taken its place. Public school students in grades 3 - 11 will take the test between April 1 and June 24.


The general summative assessment assesses English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies in Grades 3–11. The General Summative Assessment is an assessment aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready and these standards have been adopted as the Next Generation Content Standards (Policies 2520. 1A and 2520. 2B). ELA and mathematics are computer adaptive tests. Science and social studies are fixed forms.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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