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West Virginia’s Strategic Plan

Our Vision

To provide effective and equitable access to high-quality learning opportunities to empower West Virginia students to:

  • Develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills to maximize their intellectual and personal potentials;
  • Encourage and promote a culture of responsibility, personal health, and social-emotional well-being to become engaged community members; and
  • Anticipate and prepare for the future with a pathway to workforce readiness.

Our Mission

The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) work collaboratively to establish policies and procedures to promote equitable implementation of the WVBE’s education goals and the general supervision, oversight, and monitoring of a thorough, efficient, and effective system of free public schools.

Goal 1

Lead a Thorough, Efficient, and Effective Educational System.

Create Access and Equity to West Virginia’s Public Education System

  • Develop policy, funding, and legislative collaboration
  • Partner with schools, communities, institutions of higher education, state/federal agencies, and businesses
  • Facilitate access to technology, connectivity, and innovative practices
Goal 2

Improve Student Achievement and Accountability

Provide Access to Student Achievement and Accountability Resources/Data to County School District Staff

  • Offer technical support to counties on data-driven, evidence-based best practices to improve student performance
  • Gather, interpret, and report student achievement and accountability data
  • Create data for county boards of education to utilize in responsible local decision-making
Goal 3

Develop Economic Preparedness of Students

Advance the Three Post-Secondary E’s: Education, Employment, and Enlistment

  • Increase school readiness and achievement
  • Expand college readiness, career readiness, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship
  • Support military career options
Goal 4

Expand the Number of High-Quality Educators and Leaders

Elevate Educator Preparation, Recruitment, Retention, and Professional Learning

  • Research and implement effective educator recruitment strategies, such as multiple pathways to teacher licensure
  • Collaborate with Institutions of Higher Education
  • Invest in professional learning opportunities for educators and leaders


Download the full 2021 Strategic Plan, including a guide to priority indicators, pathways to restoring learning and progress for our children, core beliefs, and key strategies.

2020-2021 Strategic Plan