The award, established in 2006, recognizes schools for their efforts to improve college and workplace readiness, and have shown consistent growth in student ACT scores over time. Schools that use EXPLORE and PLAN assessment programs for 8th and 10th grade students were qualified to apply for the Red Quill Award. To earn the award, schools had to demonstrate that they effectively used the results of these programs to improve the education they provide to students through curriculum and/or instruction. They also had to show consistent improvement in ACT scores over the past five years.
Award recipients receive a plaque from ACT that commemorates their accomplishment. For more information, contact the West Virginia Department of Education at (304) 558-2699.