A Support School is -

A school that did not meet its West Virginia Accountability Index (WVAI) target AND did not demonstrate that a majority of its subgroups are making sufficient academic progress against proficiency-based Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs).

Is not ranked among the lowest 5% of persistently low performing schools, BUT its WVAI score and progress against AMOs are among the lowest in the state. This is indicative of below average achievement and little or no growth.

Requires extensive and targeted school improvement efforts.

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How are Support schools identified?

A WVAI score is calculated for each school and compared to each school's unique WVAI target.

What are the expectations and supports for a Support school?


How long is a school designated as a Support school?

The unique school WVAI and subgroup proficiency-based AMO targets increase each year. Therefore, a school's designation is determined on an annual basis after certification of the statewide assessment results.