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  • Essay Length Concerns for the Interim Assessments

    Attention: Students writing essays for the interim assessments may have directions that state “Write a 1-3 paragraph explanation” or “Write a 2-3 paragraph explanation.” Please inform your students that they will not be penalized for writing more paragraphs than what is suggested. These directions will not be on the WVGSA, and we are working to remove them from the interim writing directions. We apologize for any confusion or concerns that these interim directions may have created. 

    Added February 22, 2018
  • Scoring Concerns for the Interim Assessments

    Attention: If you’d like to report a scoring concern for the interim assessments, please click here. We value the feedback of our educators and will work to address any concerns.

    Added February 21, 2018
  • Update to Chrome OS Secure Browser

    An update to the Chrome OS Secure Browser (version 3.1) will be posted in the Chrome web store for download next week. We have received some Help Desk cases indicating that student’s Chromebooks occasionally “go to sleep” when the student is in the middle of a test session but is taking a long time to read a passage or think about the response to a question. This update will over-ride the Chromebook’s settings and prevent a Chromebook from powering down and “going to sleep” while the student is taking a test. The updated Secure Browser will only prevent the Chromebook from powering down while the student is logged into a test. At all other times the Chromebook’s settings will determine when the Chromebook power down. Installation of this update is voluntary. Students will be able to continue to test on Chromebooks where it has not been installed.

    Added February 14, 2018
  • New MacOS Secure Browser

    On February 1st, AIR released a new MacOS Secure Browser. The new secure browser is for use with MacOS High Sierra 10.13 only. Two other Secure Browsers are available for use with 10.7-10.8 and 10.9-10.12 versions of MacOS.

    Added February 9, 2018
  • Differentiating between the West Virginia Classroom Benchmark Assessments (CBAs) and the WV Interim Module Assessments (IMAs) for Grades 3-8

    The West Virginia Classroom Benchmark Assessments (CBAs) for grades 3-8 are the state-provided assessments that qualify as District-Administered Benchmark Assessments (DABAs). The classroom benchmark assessments (CBAs) are comprehensive tests that cover content standards and skills aligned to the West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA) test blueprint. The CBAs also may be used by teachers and schools as preparation for the WVGSA.

    The WV Interim Module Assessments (IMAs) are shorter tests focusing on clusters of skills and related content standards. Teachers may use the title of the IMA as a guide for the cluster of skills and related content standards being tested on the IMA. The IMAs are not comprehensive assessments.

    Students will have unlimited opportunities to be administered the CBAs and IMAs.

    Added November 27, 2017
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Welcome

This portal contains information about the West Virginia General Summative Assessments and English Language Proficiency Assessments. The links on the left will take you to the systems and resources appropriate to your role. The links below and in the top bar will take you directly to a specific section of the portal without needing to navigate through your user role.

For more information about this site please click the About This Site link at the bottom of this page.