Welcome to the Wetzel County Schools assessment page. Information about various local and state assessments will be found here.
Wetzel County Schools upholds the state requirements for both locally provided and West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress (WV-MAP) as outlined in Policy 2340. Annually, all applicable educators complete assessment training and sign off on the WVBE Testing Code of Ethics. This training ensures that all schools and classrooms follow all testing guidelines and maintain the security of assessment materials and student data.
Wetzel County Schools administers benchmark assessments to students at all grade levels. Group and individual data from benchmark assessments are used to plan for instruction and intervention.
West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA)
This assessment for students grades 3-8 is completed entirely online.
Students will test over multiple days; ideally one test per day.
Wetzel County Spring 2021 Testing Dates for WVGSA:
3/29/21 - 5/28/21
School Schedules will differ and must be pre-approved by Mrs. Wells and Mr. McPherson.
WVGSA is computer adaptive. How a student answers one question may determine the follow-up question.
Grade Levels Tested
Number of Days to Complete
up to 2
5 & 8
Each tested segment is estimated to take the students 2 hours to complete
For more information and resources about the 3-8 WVGSA, visit the WV Assessment Portal
11th-grade Assessment - SAT School Day
All Wetzel County students in grade 11 will be assessed on April 13, 2021.
One make-up day will be held on April 27, 2021
The assessment will take place at each student's respective high school and will last 4 hours.
Participating students may have the opportunity to use their results for college entrance determination.
*allowances for alternate days between 4/13 and 4/26 created for students receiving accommodations approved by CollegeBoard. This must be set up by each school's SSD Coordinator.
Test of English Language Proficiency (ELPA21)
English Learners are assessed yearly to measure their proficiency in learning English. That assessment is the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21stCentury (ELPA 21). West Virginia is part of a 10-state consortium that administers the ELPA 21. The test is administered yearly between February and March. Students are scored on levels ranging from Emerging, Progressing, and Proficient. Scores are returned to the school system in August and sent home. English Learners will also participate yearly in WVMAP assessments. English Learners may qualify to receive accommodations for testing. To learn more about the ELPA 21 Assessment, visit: https://wvde.state.wv.us/federal-programs/ELPA.htm
- 2/2/21 –Testing window opens
- 3/8/2021 – Start putting in Reason Not Tested Code (until 3/27)
- 3/19/21–Testing window closes
- 4/26/2021 – Reporting goes live
National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP)
Often called the “Nation’s Report Card”, NAEP is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do in core subjects. Participating schools and students are selected via a random sample. Results for NAEP assessments can be found at https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata/.
UPDATE: NAEP testing for 2021 has been postponed until 2022 due to complications caused by COVID-19.