NCLB STRONGER ACCOUNTABILITY
Mapping West Virginia's Educational Progress 2008
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Every day, we learn what works so students can make greater progress. Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage – and mid-way to the nation's goal of having students on grade level or better in reading and math by 2014 – we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. This information enables all of us to chart where we are as individual states and as a nation and to map a course of action for future progress. The foundation of our success will depend on our continued commitment to the following core principles:

  • High Standards
  • Annual Assessments
  • Accountability for Results
  • Highly Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom (HQT)
  • Information and Options for Parents
  • All Children on Grade Level By 2014
Student Demographics: White 93.6%, Black 5%, Hispanic 0.7%,  Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6%, American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2004-05 School Year

West Virginia Students

  West Virginia United States
Total Students 280,866 49,676,964
Low-Income Students 49.1% 40.9%
Limited English Proficient 0.7% 8.5%
Students with Disabilities 17.6% 13.6%

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2005-06 School Year

West Virginia Schools

  West Virginia United States
Number of Schools 797 98,905
Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress 635 (82.7%) 64,546 (70%)
Schools in Need of Improvement Not Available 10,676
Schools in Restructuring Not Available 2,302

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 & NCES CCD, 2005-06

West Virginia Facts and Figures

Total NCLB Funding (2007): $141,815,061; a 31% increase over 2001 levels
Public AYP Release Date: August 2007
Testing System Status: Approved

West Virginia Teachers

Elementary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  95.9% in low poverty schools, 94.2% in high poverty schools.

Secondary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  87.2% in low poverty schools, 82.8% in high poverty schools.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

West Virginia's Record of Achievement

Reading Achievement for 2006-2007
  West Virginia 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 83% 63% 28%
White 83% 63% 28%
Black 77% 46% 13%
Hispanic 74% n.a. n.a.
Low Income 76% 53% 19%

  West Virginia 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 80% 68% 23%
White 81% 69% 23%
Black 74% 52% 11%
Hispanic 71% n.a. n.a.
Low Income 72% 59% 15%

Math Achievement for 2006-2007
  West Virginia 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 79% 81% 33%
White 79% 82% 33%
Black 70% 64% 19%
Hispanic 74% n.a. n.a.
Low Income 72% 73% 22%

  West Virginia 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 71% 61% 19%
White 72% 63% 19%
Black 58% 31% 4%
Hispanic 62% n.a. n.a.
Low Income 61% 49% 10%

Source: West Virginia Testing Data and 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data

Achievement Trends

State Reading Achievement: 

In 2007 4th graders scored 215, while nationally they scored 220; 8th graders scored 255, while nationally they scored 261.  

In 2005 4th graders scored 217, while nationally they scored 217; 8th graders scored 255, while nationally they scored 260.  

In 2003 4th graders scored 219, while nationally they scored 216; 8th graders scored 260, while nationally they scored 261.  

In 2002 4th graders scored 219, while nationally they scored 217; 8th graders scored 264, while nationally they scored 263.

State Math Achievement: 

In 2007 4th graders scored 236, while nationally they scored approximately 244; 8th graders scored 270, while nationally they scored 280.  

In 2005 4th graders scored 231, while nationally they scored approximately 238; 8th graders scored 269, while nationally they scored 278.  

In 2003 4th graders scored 231, while nationally they scored approximately 236; 8th graders scored 271, while nationally they scored 276.  

In 2000 4th graders scored 224, while nationally they scored approximately 222; 8th graders scored 266, while nationally they scored 272.

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Preparing West Virginia Students for Success

State's high school graduation rate in 2006 was 84.6% The percentage of high school students who graduate as reported by the state.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07


The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate was 76.9% for the state, 75% for the nation. The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is a reliable definition for comparing across the states the percentage of students who graduate on time.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)



High School Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams

Source: College Board

West Virginia Nation
2,240
(13.6%)
666,067
(24.2%)

Options for Parents

  # of Eligible West Virginia Students % of Eligible West Virginia Students Participating % of Eligible Students Participating Nationally
Tutoring 4,740 165 (3.5%) 529,627 (14.5%)
Choice 10,896 81 (0.7%) 119,988 (2.2%)

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

Flexibility Options for States - West Virginia

Teacher Incentive Fund Not Participating
Limited English Proficient Partnership Not Participating
Flexibility for Students with Disabilities Not Participating
Tutoring Pilot Not Participating
Growth Model Not Participating
Districts in Need of Improvement Pilot Not Participating

 
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