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 domains of reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language. College- and career-readiness is supported in English language arts as students acquire and further develop their abilities to be critical consumers of what they read or hear and informed sources when they write or speak.