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WVBOE Seeking Comment on Revised Policies

September 25, 2006

Charleston, W.Va. The West Virginia Board of Education is revamping its core curriculum guidelines. Policy 2510, Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs has been placed on public comment for 30 days.  

Policy updates include additional math credits for graduation; revised science electives; a required senior project and enrolment; an addition of a college transition English course and a college transition mathematics course; the elimination of one high school pathway; and a recommended technology applications course.  

The reformatting of Policy 2510 results in a more understandable and better organized document. The changes to the policy reflect 21st century standards that West Virginia students must achieve to be successful in postsecondary education or the global workplace.  

For details on the Policy 2510 visit http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/.  

Other policies currently on comment for 30 days include:  

Policy 2340, West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress Program: In July of 2006, the West Virginia Department of Education convened a committee of approximately 60 educators to review and revise the current assessment policy. Policy 2340 governs the assessment of programs; administration; reporting; test security; and investigations.  

Policy 2445.40, Groupings for Textbook Adoption for Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, and Adolescent Education: Policy 2445.40 is being revised to assure consistency of language and intent with the W. Va. Code, re-establish subject area groupings for elementary and secondary schools, and prescribe the schedule for adopting instructional materials through the year 2021.  

School administrators and parents are encouraged to review the documents and make suggestions on improving the policies. Policies can be found by logging onto http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/.

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