4th graders who scored below proficient in reading and language arts on WESTest
Students in grades three through eight and in grade ten take the West Virginia Educational Standards Test (WESTest) . The WESTest is an assessment that measures student achievement of the West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives. The content area used here is reading/language arts. Student performance is compared to WV academic standards, not a national sample of students.
The reading tests are given in the spring and while we are interested in reading ability by the end of third grade we want to follow the national KIDS COUNT Data Book definition by using 4th grade reading scores. National tests are not given in the third grade.
Assessment Data – WV Department of Education.