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WESTEST 2 is a custom-designed assessment for West Virginia students. The individual content assessments measure a student’s levels of performance on clearly defined standards and objectives and skills. Student scores are based on test questions that have been developed and aligned to the West Virginia 21st Century CSOs. WESTEST 2 Online Writing is a part of the reading/language arts portion of WESTEST 2. Sample test questions may be found on the Teach 21 website.

The assessment results provide information about a student’s academic strengths, as well as areas that need improvement. The parent/guardian will receive a student report that indicates levels of performance in each of the content areas. Student performance is measured by West Virginia academic standards rather than a comparison to the performance of a national sample population of students. Results of the tests will be used by educators to improve student learning and performance.

The West Virginia Department of Education recently initiated a media campaign to inform the public how education in West Virginia is changing as schools move towards Global 21 education.   The Test Your Knowledge newspaper ads along with other media  are posted on our website.  Also, as a support to educators in charting student performance in meeting global challenges, the West Virginia Department of Education has provided instructional benchmarks designed to assess student progress over the course of the school year.  These instructional benchmarks are available on the Acuity Platform and the Writing RoadMap 2 Websites.