W.Va. Releases New Student Performance Data

By: West Virginia AP Email
By: West Virginia AP Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Data released under a new education accountability system shows less than one-third of West Virginia public schools are meeting goals for both student learning and improvement. Fewer than half are meeting one of those goals.

The Department of Education released the data Wednesday. Schools Superintendent Jim Phares says the evaluation system gives parents a more accurate picture of how their children and schools are doing.

Schools were evaluated by grade-level and school-wide test scores, as well as factors such as attendance.

The state-developed system puts each school in one of five categories.

The report says 184 of the 652 schools met both the learning and growth performance goals for all students, while 251 schools met one of the goals.

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