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This portal contains information about the West Virginia General Summative Assessments and English Language Proficiency Assessments. This page will provide you with resources and system links appropriate to your role. To access other portions of the site you may either return to the home page by clicking in the logo at the top left, or you may navigate to a specific resource by using the links on the top bar.

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

Welcome

This portal contains information about the West Virginia General Summative Assessments and English Language Proficiency Assessments. This page will provide you with resources and system links appropriate to your role. To access other portions of the site you may either return to the home page by clicking in the logo at the top left, or you may navigate to a specific resource by using the links on the top bar.

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

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  • 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
  • The following Secure Broswer versions will not be accessible  beginning January 1st:

    Blocking/Ending Support:

    1. SB 9.0/9.1/9.2 for all desktops OS (macOSX, Windows, Linux)
    2. MSB 3.3/3.4 for all iOS versions
    3. iOS version 9.1.x and below will not be allowed

    Still supporting for 2018:

    1. SB 9.5 for all 10.7-10.8
    2. SB 10.x for all desktops
    3. MSB 4.1 for iOS versions 9.3.1 - 11.x
    4. MSB 2.1 for Android version 5.x.

    Added December 22, 2017
  • 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
  • West Virginia Classroom Benchmark Assessment and Interim Module Assessment Reports Will be Housed in the AIR Ways Reporting System

    All West Virginia Classroom Benchmark Assessment and Interim Module Assessment data reports will be housed in the AIR Ways Reporting System located on the WV Assessment Portal. Classroom benchmark assessment and interim module assessment data will not be located in the Online Reporting System (ORS). ORS will house the West Virginia General Summative Assessment data.

    The AIR Ways Reporting System portal card will be opened for users to access data on the classroom benchmark assessments and interim module assessments on Monday, November 27, 2017. Students and teachers may use the classroom benchmark assessments and interim module assessments prior to this date, and teachers will be able to access student data results and student responses once the AIR Ways portal card is opened.

    Added November 27, 2017
  • West Virginia Classroom Benchmark Assessments and Interim Module Assessments for Grades 3-8 Now Available

    The West Virginia Classroom Benchmark Assessments and the Interim Module Assessments are now available for administration to students in grades 3-8. Teachers can locate the tests under the Operational Test Administration card on the West Virginia Assessment Portal. All student computers and devices used to access the tests will need to have the newest secure student browser installed.  The current secure browser must be updated to the newest version available on the WV Assessment Portal. The Secure Browser Installation Manual also is posted on the portal.

    Added November 27, 2017