State Assessment Information
Supporting Student Success
Jefferson County Schools shares in the responsibility of supporting a child’s skills and understanding in all areas of academics. We have several methods, including testing, that we utilize to evaluate their progress throughout their academic careers. It is important that we are all able to share information that will ensure understanding and cooperation as we partner for student success.
Below you will find information from the West Virginia Department of Education.
West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA)
Testing in West Virginia includes the West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA) for grades 3 through 8, the SAT School Day in high school, the West Virginia Alternate Summative Assessment (WVASA), the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and various international assessment administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). These assessments are designed to provide information about the performance of students, schools, districts, and the state. The office is responsible for the implementation of West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2340, West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress.
If you have any questions, please contact Carol Whittington, Jefferson County Schools Test Coordinator at 304-885-5007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and resources about the WVGSA, visit the WV Assessment Portal (https://wv.portal.cambiumast.com)
Jefferson County Schools strives to help students be prepared and successful in their next phase of life. We have purchased on demand virtual tutorials for high school students for SAT support and preparation. Students can work on individual areas of need to raise their test score in order to get that magic number for their chosen college, program, scholarship, or class. These individual virtual licenses are free to the student and can be accessed anytime - in the evenings, on the weekend, or in a study hall so that it meets the students' needs and schedule. Students may use their SAT or PSAT results to guide their focus, or they can take a pre-test which will assign them areas to work on. Once they practice and brush up on skills utilizing the Apex platform, we recommend taking a full practice test on the College Board site. Juniors and seniors were giving their log in information at school. Students self-enroll using the information on the sheet received at school. We also have purchased additional tutorials for high school courses, such as Math, Science, ELA, and Social Studies as presented in the assemblies at school.
The SAT School Day is provided free of charge to all WV 11th grade students as their end of year assessment. This assessment is also available to homeschool 11th graders as well. The SAT SD will be administered at each high school on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Homeschool Juniors must register with the Jefferson County Schools Test Coordinator using this (Link inserted) by Friday, February 16, 2024. There will be no late registrations as each high school must register students for the digital SAT. Each high school will provide additional information for students and parents as the assessment date approaches. As the assessment is digital this year, students will be taking the assessment on school devices.
WVDE Testing Resources
WVDE Report Resources
The following interpretive guides provide information on the West Virginia General Summative Assessment, SAT School Day and the West Virginia Alternate Summative Assessment.