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.

West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA)

Results from the 2021 WVGSA were released in September 2022

Students in grades 4-9 will bring paper results home from school. The WVDE is releasing personalized video score cards through student email accounts. You may access student email using the steps below:

1.      Go to www.office.com

2.      Click “Sign In”

3.      Enter the student's email address*

4.      Enter the student’s password**

5.      Open the email with the subject line: Personalized Video Score Report

*Student school email addresses are the same as their Chromebook login email, but with a different ending. All student email addresses follow this convention: jsmith1@stu.k12.wv.us.

**Your student’s password is the same as their Chromebook login password.

2023 WVGSA Testing

All students in grades 3-8 in Jefferson County Schools will be assessed between APRIL 3 and May 26 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

WVDE Testing Resources

WVDE Report Resources

PSAT/NMSQT Grade 10 and 11 Home School Opportunity 

The PSAT/NMSQT will be given during the school day to all 10th grade and pre-registered 11th graders on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. 

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.

 If you have any questions, please contact Carol Whittington, Jefferson County Schools Test Coordinator at 304-885-5007 or email cwhittin@k12.wv.us.


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

 

SAT School Day Information

  • All Jefferson County students in grade 11 will be assessed using the SAT School Day on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2023. All 11th graders currently enrolled in Jefferson County Schools 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 27, 2023. No requests will be granted after this date.

  • Any homeschooled 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 three hours (no essay).

  • 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 Test REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETE AND SUBMITTED BY NOON ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023.

  • Homeschool students CLICK HERE to register for the test. This form must be submitted no later than noon on January 27, 2023

The WVGSA will be administered during individual school testing windows between April 3-May 26, 2023.

All 3-8 grade students in Jefferson County Schools are automatically registered for the West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA).

Homeschool students in these grades may request to take this assessment in the Spring of 2023. The survey for requesting this assessment will be available the end of February, first week of March 2023.

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/ACT Support

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/ACT 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.  Stop by the counseling office for additional information and the codes for ACT and the core courses