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Summer Challenge

Join the West Virginia Department of Education's Summer Math & Reading Challenge.

Students can continue learning during the summer break by participating in the West Virginia Department of Education's Summer Reading and Math Challenge. Research tells us that young readers who don't continue to read and practice math skills over the summer are likely to lose crucial ground. One summer off can sometimes mean a whole school year of struggling academic performance.

That's why the West Virginia Department of Education has created this webpage, which includes tools and resources you can use to encourage students to read and practice their math skills. The challenge to keep children reading and doing math this summer is part of the West Virginia Department of Education's ongoing efforts to improve student achievement.

If you are aware of or sponsor a summer learning challenge and would like to be represented on this page, please contact the WVDE Communication Office at 304-558-2699 or email us at If you would like to help promote this effort, please use our flyer and postcard.

Summer Reading Contest

As part of the West Virginia Summer Learning Challenge the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is encouraging schools to participate in the West Virginia Summer Reading Contest to win a one year free site license to one of the following reading improvement programs: Achieve3000 (one elementary and one middle school), Capstone Digital's myON and Reading Horizons (one elementary and one middle school). The five schools with the highest percentage rate of the school's student body/population that "pledge to read" will be the recipients of the awards.

The pledge began on May 1 and will end on August 31. Students can sign up now at and clicking on the "Submit your Summer Reading Pledge" button to complete the registration process.

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