WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGE- AND CAREER-READINESS STANDARDS FOR THE ARTS - Music Education Music education provides students with opportunities to explore the world of music through singing, playing instruments, moving, and listening and to develop skills to perform, create, and appreciate music. Civic literacy is developed in music education through the study of patriotic and folk




WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGE- AND CAREER-READINESS STANDARDS FOR THE ARTS - Dance Education The study of dance provides students with the skills to perform, create, and appreciate dance. Students will experience a variety of dance concepts, ideas, and techniques. Advancing personal knowledge of a variety of dance concepts, ideas, and techniques, students develop as


Student Programs


All students attending a WV high school or college are invited to compete in the annual Pearl S. Buck writing contest. Awards of $1,000 each will be given to an undergraduate and graduate student winner, and a high school winner will receive $250 and a scholarship to the WVU English Department's Summer Scholars program

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Student Programs


The Office of Middle/Secondary Learning is pleased to sponsor both the Golden Horseshoe Program and the West Virginia State Social Studies Fair. In addition, we partner with several organizations to provide our students—and teachers—with exciting events and opportunities such as the United States Senate Youth Program (in collaboration with the Hearst Foundation), Youth and

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Social Studies


Student Programs Resources The National Council for the Social Studies defines social studies as "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence.” The National Council also states that the primary purpose of social studies education is to help our children and

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Keys to Literacy


Literacy Defined Skill Progressions in West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards for English Language Arts The following pages contain the skill progressions found in the West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards for English language arts (ELA). In ELA, each grade level consists of 41 standards; these standards have been organized in K-12 order

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Policies and Resources


West Virginia’s College- and Career-Readiness Standards for English Language Arts promote proficiency in reading a range of material, fluency in writing in several modes, adaptability in verbal and written communication, and integrity in responsible collaboration with peers. Students will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills independently and collaboratively as they engage in the four

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WV State and Regional Fairs


West Virginia Science & Engineering Fair The 2020 West Virginia Science and Engineering Fair (WVSEF) will include grades 3 – 12 this school year. The event will be on Saturday, March 28, 2020, and will continue to be held at Fairmont State University. Visit the West Virginia Science and Engineering webpage for more details and

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Standards and Guidance


In April 2015, the West Virginia Board of Education adopted Policy 2520.3C The Next Generation of Content Standards and Objectives for Science in West Virginia Schools.  The new policy was implemented in the 2016-17 school year. Policy 2520.3C: Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for Science in West Virginia Schools (PDF, external); (Word, external) Science

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Science Resources


The American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, seeks to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people. American Association of Chemistry Teachers, AACT, educational organizes resources by grade and topic—including tons for elementary school teachers, too. The American Association of Physics Teachers, AAPT, provides many resources to help teachers of physics,

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