April 30, 2015
January 12, 2018
According to West Virginia MetroNews’ Brad McElhinny, West Virginia’s final ESSA plan—recently approved by the U.S. Education Department—included several changes based on feedback from the federal agency, including how much weight the state “gives to different areas of its academic accountability system,” whether or not...
January 6, 2018
According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, West Virginia revised its ESSA plan in response to questions posed by the federal Department, “but the state isn’t revealing the changes.” A spokeswoman for the agency also declined to provide specifics of the revisions until the Department approves the...
December 28, 2017
The Dept. of Education is also “sending West Virginia back to the drawing board” on the state’s ESSA plan regarding “how much weight West Virginia gives to different areas of its academic accountability system, whether West Virginia is holding its counties accountable for English-language proficiency...
November 29, 2017
West Virginia has “cut a proposed accountability provision regarding minority students’ graduation rates” from its ESSA plan.” The State Department of Education removed the words “and any subgroup of students” from the end of the following statement: “we propose to identify for comprehensive support and...
October 17, 2017
Approved State Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia: Final Plan Approved (1/19/18) Hawaii: Final Plan Approved (1/19/18) Idaho: Final Plan Approved (4/3/18) Illinois: Final...
September 11, 2017
West Virginia submitted its ESSA plan to the U.S. Department of Education on Monday, ahead of schedule. “I am extremely proud of the extraordinary amount of work put into developing this plan and for the valuable input we received from various stakeholders including teachers, parents,...
August 26, 2017
West Virginia’s proposed ESSA plan, “is seeing significant changes and public praise and criticism ahead of its scheduled submission to the U.S. Education Department next month.”
August 12, 2017
Under ESSA, the West Virginia Dept. of Education proposed “making out-of-school suspensions, other than those resulting from the highest level of student offenses, count against public schools’ attendance rates.” Commentary on the proposed change will be accepted until August 30.
July 27, 2017
At a public forum, the West Virginia Dept. of Education released the state’s final draft ESSA plan. Kristin Anderson, communications director for the state agency, said the department “felt it was important to provide time for the general public to come ask us questions and...
July 16, 2017
The West Virginia Department of Education is hosting a series of stakeholder meetings to gather feedback on the state’s draft ESSA plan. The next meeting will be held on July 20 at 5:30 p.m. at East Fairmont High School.
June 16, 2017
The West Virginia Board of Education released a new plan, and is considering a new accountability system under ESSA that wouldn’t give schools a summative rating. State Dept. of Education leaders presented a new plan to the Board “that includes various school measurements” but noted...
June 10, 2017
The West Virginia Dept. of Education announced that the state’s ESSA plan will be available in July for public comment. According to Kristin Anderson, the department’s communications director, the state will host a series of public forums for stakeholders to provide feedback on the plan.
August 9, 2016
The Education Alliance, advocates for improved public school student achievement in West Virginia, is hosting a dinner on August 22nd with education leader Gene Wilhoit to discuss the landscape of student testing in 2016.
May 16, 2016
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.