December 1: Golden Horseshoe Registration Deadline

~the 5th in a series of articles~
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Homeschooled students who want to take the Golden Horseshoe exam must register by Sunday, December 1st.

The online multiple-choice test consists of 50 questions. Students have 40-45 minutes to complete the test. Please note: IEP accommodations are allowed.

To register, send your student’s full name and address to the WV Studies teacher at the school where your student would normally attend public school. The test must be taken at that school. Once the student has been added to the school’s Golden Horseshoe list, your student’s username and password will be emailed to you, a process that should take no more than one week. If it takes longer, please contact the school.

By January 31, test your student’s username and password. This step can be done on a home computer.

January 1- February 14: Online Practice Tests, made available for students, will be posted once a week on Friday. In order to access these practice tests, which mimic the testing process, you will be provided with a special link.

February 12: Essay test day for all counties. This test is used to select a winner in the event of a tie score on the multiple-choice test, as counties are only allowed a certain number of winners. The essay test, which is optional, requires the student to compose an essay of limited length on a specific topic.  Sample essay questions can be found online. Again, the sole purpose of the essay test is to break a tie.

The Golden Horseshoe exam itself is administered during the last two weeks of February. See the schedule below for your county’s testing date.

2019-2020 School Year Golden Horseshoe Online Testing Calendar

February 19

Wednesday

February 20

Thursday

February 21

Friday

February 26

Wednesday

February 27

Thursday

February 28

Friday

Barbour

Berkeley

Brooke

Greenbrier

Jefferson

Calhoun

Boone

Braxton

Clay

Jackson

Kanawha

Lincoln

Cabell

Gilmer

Fayette

Lewis

Monroe

Logan

Doddridge

Grant

Hampshire

Mason

Roane

Marion

Hardy

Marshall

Hancock

Mercer

Plesants

Harrison

Morgan

McDowell

Mingo

Pocahontas

Monongalia

Preston

Mineral

Summers

Releigh

Nicholas

Taylor

Ohio

Webster

Randolph

Pendelton

Tyler

Putnam

Wirt

Upshur

Ritchie

Wayne

Wetzel

Wood

Tucker

WVSD/B

Wyoming

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