Time for a New Test Report Sheet!

by | Nov 23, 2016 | Blog, News, Testing

CHEWV is introducing a new Report Sheet option for CHEWV testing families!  This year we are unveiling our new Progress Report in response to recent changes in the law. 

The revised homeschooling law requires that assessment results be submitted to the county when students are in grades 3, 5, 8 and 11.  For those students, our County Report (formerly called Report to the Superintendent) is appropriate.  But ALL STUDENTS must still be assessed annually and must meet acceptable progress standards.  Our new Progress Report is designed to help parents know if their student has met the requirements for “acceptable progress” in years when the results are not submitted. 

Both the County Report and the Progress Report are WV-specific.  Both reflect the necessary calculations to determine how the child’s test scores compare with WV law requirements. 

Just like the previous law, the revised law requires that students annually make acceptable progress – as defined in the law.  If not, remediation is required.  The second consecutive year that acceptable progress is not made, additional evidence of appropriate instruction must be submitted to the county.  This is applicable for ALL STUDENTS IN ALL GRADES, just like before.

At the time of registration, parents will choose between the two reports.  If their student is in 3rd, 5th, 8th, or 11th grades, they should choose the County Report – which is designed to be turned in to the county by June 30.  If not, they should choose the Progress Report so that they can easily determine if they owe “additional evidence” to their county. 

In all cases, annual assessment results must be kept on file for three years.  Questions?  Email testing@chewv.org.

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