The West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) measures student knowledge of mathematics, reading/language arts, science and social studies.
Student scores are based on test questions that have been aligned to the West Virginia 21st Century Content Standards and Objectives. The test results provide information about your child's academic strengths and areas that need improvement.
Student achievement on WESTEST2 is based on internationally rigorous scale scores. Where a studentís score falls within the scale score ranges determines the performance level. Those scoring at mastery or above are considered proficient under No Child Left Behind. Cut score ranges are posted here http://wvde.state.wv.us/oaa/westest2_cut_score_ranges.html.
Sample test questions may be found on the Teach21 website at http://wvde.state.wv.us/teach21/westest.html.
Writing Prompt Samples are available at http://wvde.state.wv.us/teach21.
Sample student performance reports can be viewed here: http://wvde.state.wv.us/oaa/westest2_reports_student_parent.html.
Learn more about reading WESTEST2 results here: Parent Interpretative Guide to Student Reports for West Virginia Educational Standards Test2 (WESTEST2).