More WV Schools Met Test Standards in 2012
West Virginia Department of Education officials say more West Virginia schools met federal standards on achievement tests in 2012 compared with the previous year.
The WV Department of Education said 370 of 651 schools, or 57%, met federal requirements for progress in the 2011-12 school year.
That’s up from 329 of 663 schools, or about 50% in 2010-11.
Department spokeswoman Liza Cordeiro says the scores students needed to achieve to demonstrate proficiency in a subject were raised significantly from 2010 to 2011, while the standards were frozen from 2011 to 2012.
The West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2, or WESTEST 2, is used to assess students’ proficiency in math, reading and language arts, science and social studies.
The test is taken by students in grades 3 through 11.