Assessment & Accountability
EXPLORE® is designed to help eighth-graders explore a broad range of options for their future. The EXPLORE program prepares students not only for their high school coursework, but for their post-high school choices as well. It marks an important beginning for a student's future academic and career success.
The EXPLORE Test® is designed to assess middle school students' general educational development and their complex, critical thinking skills. The tests cover four curriculum areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.
In addition, information about students' educational career plans, interest, high school course work plans and self-identified needs for assistance is gathered and reported. West Virginia State Board of Education Policy 2510: Assuring the Quality of Education Regulations for Education Programs requires that career awareness, exploration activities and ACT EXPLORE results be used by 8th graders to develop their individualized plans for the 9th and 10th grades.
The purpose of this assessment is to provide career awareness, exploration activities; additionally, it is used by 8th graders to develop their individualized plans for the 9th and 10th grades. Assessment results assist students/parents/educators in decision-making about educational career plans, interest and high school course work plans For more information on EXPLORE, contact Dr. Beth Cipoletti.