Welcome to the West Virginia Department of Education's resource for parents, Parents21. This website is designed to provide parents and guardians with tools to help their children succeed in the 21st century classroom.
Students whose families are involved in their learning earn better grades, enroll in higher-level programs, have higher graduation rates and are more likely to enroll in postsecondary education. Children do best if parents can play a variety of roles in their learning: helping at home, volunteering at school, planning their children's future, and taking part in key decisions about school programs.
To assure students are college and career ready when they graduate from high school, West Virginia has raised the rigor of what's taught in school. We also have increased performance expectations on the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2) by requiring students to show greater comprehension of the curriculum.
Parental involvement is key to student success in school. Together, we can assure that our children will be prepared for global success in college, in the workplace and in life.