Whether you are an educator, family member, policymaker, researcher, business leader, or simply an interested member of the public, ZoomWV is designed to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions and contribute positively to the education landscape in West Virginia. Discover how ZoomWV can help you understand school performance, target improvement efforts, and foster a successful learning environment for all students.


ZoomWV offers a variety of information to inform your educational decisions whether you’re a teacher, principal, or superintendent. The single source of accurate information can help you understand the impact your work has had on students, do your job more efficiently, and most importantly, empower you to understand what’s working and what needs work. ZoomWV will help you find answers to questions like:

  • How can we target improvement efforts to get maximum impact?
  • Where have we been, where are we now, and what is our future?
  • How is my school performing in relation to other schools in the district and state?
  • What areas do we need to work on to make a difference for our students?
  • Which areas need additional attention?
  • What are we doing right?
  • What are the professional development needs that will help improve instruction and overall school performance?

Resources for Educators


At WVDE, we’re aware that you entrust the educators in our state with whom you value most: your child! ZoomWV will help you understand how the school your child attends is doing, which will help you make the best decisions for your child’s education and growth. ZoomWV will help you stay informed and engaged with your child’s school to support his or her success.

Additionally, ZoomWV can help you understand more about

  • school improvement
  • the current performance of your child’s school
  • how your child’s school has performed over time
  • the performance of schools across the state

Resources for Families

Policy Makers

ZoomWV will help you see the connections between the work you do and how those policies impact schools. You can find out more about your constituents, the performance of the schools and districts within your area, the alignment of initiatives and programs to existing code/policy, and answers to key policy questions. ZoomWV will also help you to see the effect policy decisions have on education quality in West Virginia.

Policies are rooted in identified needs; data help to show where needs exist. With ZoomWV’s user-friendly interface, you will be able to select parameters to run your own reports specific to your own questions and the needs of your constituents. ZoomWV will help you answer questions like

  • How do our schools measure up?
  • “What works” to improve schools/learning?
  • Which areas have shown growth?
  • What is the impact of existing policy?
  • How can I find out more about schools to inform discussion and debate?


Researchers play a critical role in helping educators, policymakers, and state agency staff members make good, defensible decisions. ZoomWV will provide you with valid, reliable, Family Education Right Protection Act (FERPA)-compliant information that doesn’t compromise student privacy. ZoomWV provides a user-friendly interface that will allow you to select parameters to run reports for a variety of data elements—and export the data into useable formats. With your research, you’ll help us determine what’s working and what needs work in West Virginia. With ZoomWV, you will have a vetted source of quality information to build studies and test theories to achieve that objective. Your technical expertise and our high-quality data can work together to put West Virginia at the forefront of improving education through rigorous research and practical, data-informed solutions.

Resources for Researchers

Business Community

Understanding more about public education across the state can help the business community in many ways. ZoomWV is the single source of accurate, high-quality educational information that you can rely on for answers to your questions. At WVDE, we know that you rely on your employees for success – and a prepared workforce is necessary for that success. ZoomWV can help you

  • Understand more about the upcoming workforce
  • Learn about the skills students are acquiring


ZoomWV provides information about education across the state through an easy-to-use, online portal, which promotes transparency and accountability of educational practices and outcomes. Find out more about the educational outcomes for the community where you live through the reporting tools available in ZoomWV.