Testing 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.

WVDE Testing Resources

General Test information

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 implementation of West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2340, West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress.

The SAT School Day test will be administered on March 23, 2022.

All 11th graders currently enrolled in Jefferson County are automatically registered for the test. 
Homeschool students wishing to take the SAT School Day test must register independently using the form here.  The deadline for all forms to be returned is Friday, January 28, 2022.  No requests will be granted after this date.


The WVGSA will be administered during individual school testing windows between April 4-May 27, 2022.

All 3-8 grade students in Jefferson County Schools are automatically registered for the West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA).  Any Homeschool student in these grades may request to take this assessment in the Spring of 2022.  The survey for requesting this assessment will be available the end of February, first week of March 2022. 

 If you have any questions concerning SAT School Day or WVGSA, please contact Carol Whittington, County Test Coordinator at 304-885-5007 or email cwhittin@k12.wv.us.

SAT SCHOOL DAY

* All Jefferson County students in grade 11 will be assessed using the SAT School Day on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2022.  All 11th graders currently enrolled in Jefferson County are automatically registered for the test.  

 * Participating students may have the opportunity to use their results for college entrance determination.

 Homeschool students wishing to take the test must register independently using the form at the bottom of the page. The deadline for this survey to be returned is FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2022.  No requests will be granted after this date.

*Any homeschool 11th grade student may participate if properly registered with the county Test Coordinator.

* The assessment will take place at the
homeschool student's high school they are districted to and will last roughly four hours.

Each High School Test Coordinator will contact homeschool parents and students with test information and schedules once the county Test Coordinator has completed state registration.

11th GRADE HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY:  SAT School Day REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETE AND SUBMITTED BY NOON ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2022.

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Homeschool students CLICK HERE to register for the test.  This form must be submitted no later than noon on January 28, 2022.

West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA)

All students in grades 3-8 in Jefferson County Schools will be assessed between APRIL 4 and May 27 this year.  Grade 3-8 students currently enrolled in JCS will be automatically enrolled in state testing.

Each school will provide parents with the testing schedule.

*The Assessment for students grades 3-8 is completed entirely online. 

*Students will test over multiple days, typically one test per day.


*The assessment is computer-adaptive, such that how a student answers one question may determine the follow-up question and features a set of questions from a testing vendor.  This question bank will be supplemented by items designed by West Virginia Educators.

Subjects Assessed

Grade Levels Tested

Number of Days to Complete

ELA

3-8

up to 2

Math

3-8

1 day

Science

5 & 8

1 day

*Each tested segment is estimated to take the student approximately 2 hours to complete.

For more information and resources about the WVGSA, visit the WV Assessment Portal (
https://wv.portal.cambiumast.com)

 HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-8

*Any Homeschool student in grades 3-8 may participate in the WVGSA if properly registered in advance with the County Test Coordinator.

*The Homeschool student will take the WVGSA at the school within their address area.  

 **ALL GRADES 3-8, HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS WISHING TO TAKE THE WVGSA MUST REGISTER WHEN THE SURVEY IS POSTED AT THE END OF FEBRUARY, FIRST OF MARCH. 

*CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO TAKE THE TEST. SIGN UPS ARE DUE BY MARCH 25, 2022.

*Each school will contact the parent with the testing schedule once the District Test Coordinator has registered the student with the West Virginia Department of Education.