How SREB Serves WEST VIRGINIA
Your guide to SREB services and data specific to West Virginia
West Virginia and the Southern Regional Education Board details the state’s participation in SREB programs and services.
West Virginia Policies and Data from SREB
The following links take you to West Virginia-specific policies and data. Browse "SREB Programs" in the home page navigation bar for information about other states.
West Virginia: Taking Stock and Pushing Forward, 2014
Student achievement and state policies to improve it: NAEP scores, high school graduation rates, postsecondary education access and much more. West Virginia highlights >
Featured Facts from the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education
Accountability, NCLB Waivers
West Virginia: 2013 Accountability Profile
High School to College and Careers
Fact sheet on population trends, state and federal policies, and standards and assessments
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Educator Effectiveness Legislation
Click this interactive tool for data from 2014 legislative sessions
Read PDFs for legislative actions on budget and education topics, by state and date, or by topic.
SREB Data Library
Browse for state-specific data on elementary, secondary and higher education.
Find state lists of public postsecondary institutions and information on their coordination and governance.
Read detailed reports benchmarking how West Virginia is implementing the Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives. The reports note West Virginia as a strong state for teacher resources.
State Progress Report Highlights
From West Virginia: Taking Stock and Pushing Forward, 2014
Student Outcomes• West Virginia’s fourth-graders from low-income families narrowed the achievement gap with all other students in reading on NAEP at the Basic and Proficient levels – and in math at the Basic level. West Virginia is the only state in the region to close this gap in reading at the Proficient level. Eighth-graders from low-income families also closed this gap in reading at the Basic level.
• West Virginia’s high school graduation rate increased. This increase in graduation rate extended to black and white high school seniors.
• For graduating seniors who took the ACT, West Virginia topped the region in percentages of students who met all four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks.
• Pass rates among West Virginia’s adults taking the GED test exceeded the nation and SREB region.
Policy Highlights• West Virginia requires all students in the middle grades to develop high school graduation plans and to explore career options.
• West Virginia assesses high school juniors on college and career readiness and is field testing readiness courses in literacy/English and math for juniors or seniors not ready for college and careers.
• West Virginia is one of three states in the SREB region that requires new alternatively certified career-technical education teachers to hold an appropriate industry certification in the field taught, pass a core academic test and participate in intensive training prior to teaching.