Welcome!  Because parents & families play an integral role in promoting student success, the West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Assessment, Accountability and Research has designed this page to provide you with information you need to support your student along the path of learning the West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives (WVCSOs).  There are many ways a teacher monitors his/her student progress throughout the year and WESTEST 2 is one of those monitoring tools.  

WESTEST 2 is an important monitoring tool because it has a variety of functions.  First, it can measure what your student has mastered, performed at an above mastery level or is below mastery and needs improvement.   Knowing this information, along with other valuable classroom evaluations, helps the teacher know the content in which the students need help and ways to redirect the instruction.  Secondly, WESTEST 2 is also used as an accountability assessments.  These assessments are used to determine school, county and state status for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) determinations by the state and federal government. 

This page is dedicated to sharing the summative assessment information with you for the state accountability assessments. The links below include overviews of WESTEST 2 & APTA and other information to assist parents in understanding assessments.  Double click on the listings below and you will be able to see the following information: 

Thank you for visiting this page, and for your efforts to support the education of your student!