Wood County Schools participates in the statewide comprehensive assessment program. The primary assessments are the West Virginia General Summative Assessment, the West Virginia Alternate Summative Assessment, and the SAT School Day assessment.
The West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA) for students in grades 3-8 is an online summative test given toward the end of the school year to measure student performance on the state’s content standards, which provide clear, consistent guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Students in grades 3-8 are assessed in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Students in grades 5 and 8 also are assessed in science.
This test is given in the Spring and the dates vary by school.
The SAT School Day is the state’s general summative assessment for high school. It is administered on paper to all grade 11 students, except those who take the West Virginia Alternate Summative Assessment. The SAT School Day is given during a regular school day in the spring of each year. It is a nationally recognized college- and career-readiness assessment administered by the College Board and is accepted at colleges and universities throughout West Virginia and the nation for both college admissions and placement. It also can be used to qualify for the Promise Scholarship. Students have access to practice SAT tests through Khan Academy, which also provides West Virginia educators and students access to online content and resources to help prepare students for taking the SAT School Day.
Test results are shared with parents shortly after the completion of each assessment.
Wood County Schools adheres to all guidelines set forth in state Policy 2340 including test administration, test security, confidentiality, and test reporting to assure test integrity and accountability.