Tag: West Virginia

High Standards Are Alive and Well in West Virginia

  West Virginia Public Broadcasting recently reported on the current debate in the West Virginia legislature about high, comparable standards. Their headline might lead you to believe that those high standards or anything similar are already gone – or are on their way out the door. But West Virginia has already has already amended their...

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Eliminating Smarter Balanced May Be More Costly Than West Virginia Thinks

A recent editorial in West Virginia’s Beckley Register-Herald praises the state’s Board of Education for eliminating the use of Smarter Balanced assessments for students in grades 9 and 10 and replacing the test for 11th graders by 2018. According to the editors the move away from Smarter Balanced was “a good one.” As they wrote,...

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No Confusion About the Success of West Virginia’s High Standards

  West Virginia is once again at a crossroads. For the third year in a row, legislation has been put forward to eliminate the high, comparable standards that have been in place since 2010. Delegate Pat McGeehan has introduced legislation to eliminate West Virginia’s Next Generation Standards, as well as do away with the Smarter...

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West Virginia Lawmakers Opted to Build on the Common Core, Not Repeal It

Writing for the Heartland Institute, Andy Torbett erroneously claims that West Virginia lawmakers approved legislation that will “repeal the state’s Common Core curriculum and prohibit the state’s Board of Education from implanting the national curriculum standards.” That’s not true. In fact, the West Virginia Legislature voted to have the State Board of Education review and...

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