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West Virginia 2019 SAT Suite of Assessments Administration Report WVGSA SY2018-19 Annual Technical Report Volume 1 WVGSA SY2018-19 Annual Technical Report Volume 2 Part 1 Test Development ELA and Math WVGSA SY2018-19 Annual Technical Report Volume 2 Part 2 Test Development Science WVGSA SY2018-19 Annual Technical ...

Learn More About Testing

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 ...

Test Blueprints

A test blueprint is used to construct each exam within the West Virginia General Summative Assessment.  These blueprints serve as a guide to ensure students are receiving a high-quality assessment aligned to the grade-level West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards.  The blueprints detail the cognitive complexity of items, as well as provide a numerical ...

WVASA in Grades 3-8 and 11

WVDE is charged with determining and approving rigorous yet reasonable cut scores to ensure an accurate representation of student performance in English language arts (ELA), math, and science as mandated by state and federal law. Standard Setting Process To set cut scores and establish achievement levels for both the West Virginia General ...

WVGSA in Grades 3-8

WVDE is charged with determining and approving rigorous yet reasonable cut scores to ensure an accurate representation of student performance in English language arts (ELA), math, and science as mandated by state and federal law. Standard Setting Process To set cut scores and establish achievement levels for both the West Virginia General ...

Scaled Scored Information

WVDE is charged with determining and approving rigorous yet reasonable cut scores to ensure an accurate representation of student performance in English language arts (ELA), math, and science as mandated by state and federal law. Standard Setting Process To set cut scores and establish achievement levels for both the West Virginia General ...

Quantile Overview

The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics The Quantile Framework for Mathematics measures mathematics achievement and the difficulty of mathematical skills and concepts on the same scale. What is a Quantile® Measure? The Quantile Framework consists of a Quantile measure and the Quantile scale. A Quantile measure represents the difficulty of a ...

Lexile Overview

The Lexile® Framework for Reading The Lexile Framework for Reading measures reading ability and text complexity on the same scale. What Is a Lexile® Measure? There are two Lexile measures: the Lexile reader measure and the Lexile text measure. A Lexile reader measure represents a student’s reading ability on the ...

Lexile® and Quantile® Measures in West Virginia

The Lexile® Framework for Reading, commonly referred to as the Lexile Framework, has been linked to the West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA) in English Language Arts in Grades 3 – 8. Similarly, The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics has been linked to the West Virginia General Summative Assessment in Grades 3 – 8 (WVGSA). In addition, ...

Participation Guidelines

Assessment is an important part of an overall quality educational program and is, in fact, an integral part of classroom instruction. The purpose of educational assessments is to provide an academic check-up and to give teachers and parents meaningful information on what students know and can do, and how well they are progressing toward ...

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