CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) announced school grades for each public school in the Mountain State as part of West Virginia’s School Accountability System (WVAS).
Schools were graded on four components including performance, improvement, persistence and post-secondary readiness. WVAS is designed to provide parents and communities with an annual update on multiple measures that together show how well students are learning, growing and achieving. An A-F grading scale is used to show where schools have success, and areas that need improvement.
A complete list of grades can be found by visiting: http://static.k12.wv.us/a-f/a-f_aboutwithgrades.pdf
“While there are many ways we can work to improve student achievement and raise educational quality, one critical piece is the adoption and implementation of a statewide accountability system,” said WVBE President Mike Green. “This system is not meant to be punitive, but rather serve as a platform for school improvement.”
According to the Every Student Succeeds Act signed into law by President Obama, states are required to implement an accountability system that is state-determined and based on multiple measures. was chosen by the WVBE and tailored to meet the specific needs of West Virginia. schools WVAS helps ensure parents have objective information on their students’ academic achievement, while empowering state and district leaders to identify struggling students and schools.
“I hope our communities view this system as a means of supporting our schools,” said State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael Martirano. “The purpose is to improve student performance, and ultimately, our students will benefit from it being in place.”
The West Virginia Department of Education, RESAs & County School Systems will provide resources and support to schools, parents and teachers to increase student performance in areas of need for each school.
For more information on the A-F Accountability System and to view school grades, visit the A-F website at www.mywvschool.org. For additional information, contact Kristin Anderson at the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications at 304-558-2699 or Kristin.Anderson@k12.wv.us.