According to the National Task Force on Assessment Education for Teachers, the term “assessment” is defined as “the process of gathering evidence of student learning to inform education-related decisions.” Assessment is an integral and essential part of the teaching and learning process.

In addition to rigorous standards and curriculum, a key component of the West Virginia Department of Education’s instructional program is a comprehensive statewide assessment system that incorporates rigorous summative, benchmark, interim, and diagnostic assessments, as well as a meaningful formative assessment process.

The resources provided on this page are designed to help individuals learn more about West Virginia’s comprehensive statewide assessment system.  To access additional tools to help students achieve college and career readiness, visit the department’s resource hub for families.