How do you feel about the West Virginia Board of Education proposing end-of-course exams in high school and eliminating the Smarter Balanced assessment?
In addition to end-of-course exams, state board members approved a separate resolution to take a look at all assessments for grades 3 through 8. The state will issue a request for proposal (RFP) later this year to look at all available assessments and see what’s best for grades 3 through 8.
Although details are lacking, the end-of-course exams are slated to be fully implemented by 2018-2019, and replace the Smarter Balanced, but the policy language says the exams could begin in 2017-2018 “if possible.”
In order for us to address your concerns with the WVBE we need to hear from you. To complete the survey simply follow the link below. The survey will close on January 30th so be sure to go online prior to that date.
To find the survey go to - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WVEOC.