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Individual student reports are provided to parents in the fall following the spring assessment.  To support families in interpreting their student's assessment results, the West Virginia Department of Education has created the following documents.

Interpreting your Child's Assessment Results

2024 Assessment

Monongalia County Schools upholds the state requirements for both locally provided and West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress (WV-MAP) as outlined in Policy 2340.  Annually, all applicable educators complete assessment training and sign off on the WVBE testing code of ethics ensuring that all Schools and classrooms follow all testing guidelines and maintain the security of assessment materials and student data.  Testing Transparency 2024  

Local Assessments

Monongalia County Schools administers benchmark assessments to students at all grade levels up to three times per school year. Group and individual data from benchmark assessments are used to plan for instruction and intervention.

State and National Assessments

West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA)
All students grades 3-8 and 11   

The Assessment for students grades 3-8 is completed entirely online.  
Students will test over multiple days, one test per day. 

Monongalia County Spring 2024 Testing Dates  

Writing Assessment for grades 3-8:  March 4-15, 2024

South Middle School & ALL MCS Elementary Schools (grades 3-5):  April 29-May 3, 2024

CBHS, Mountaineer, & Suncrest Middle Schools (grades 6-8):   May 6-10, 2024

Westwood Middle School:  May 15-17, 2024

11th Grade Assessment:  April 10, 2024


 * The 3-8 WVGSA is computer-adaptive, such that how a student answers one question may determine the follow-up question, and features a set of questions from a testing vendor. This question bank will be supplemented by items designed by West Virginia Educators.  

Subjects Assessed Grade Levels Tested Number of Days to Complete
 ELA  3-8  up to 2**
 Math  3-8  1 day
 Science  5 & 8  1 day


* each tested segment is estimated to take the students approximately 2 hours to complete

**for the 2024 School Year ONLY, the Writing component of the WVGSA will take place March 4-15, 2024 

For more information and resources about the 3-8 WVGSA, visit the WV Assessment Portal  

WVASA Informational Guides for for parents/guardians regarding Spring 2024 Summative Assessment 

             For parents/guardians of students in grades 3-8 taking the WV General Summative Assessment in Spring 2024

                     For parents/guardians of students in grades 3-8 & 11 taking the DLM in Spring 2024  

11th-grade Assessment:  April 10, 2024 - the summative assessment for students in grade 11 is the spring SAT School Day  assessment (initiated Spring 2018)     

  • All Monongalia County students in grade 11 will be assessed on April 10, 2024.*    
  •  The assessment will take place at the students' home high school and will last roughly 3 hours. 
  • Participating students may have the opportunity to use their results for college entrance determination.

*allowances for alternate testing days are available for students receiving accommodations approved by College Board


Homeschool Students - click here to register 

West Virginia Alternate Summative Assessment (WVASA)
Students of the 1% population grades 3-8 and 11 are assessed on an alternate assessment called the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM). 

Like the WVGSA, all students grades 3-8 and 11 are assessed in ELA and Math.  Additionally, students in grades 5, 8, and 11 take a Science test. 

This test is administered to each qualifying student on an individual basis.  The test can take multiple days and test sessions to administer.

Monongalia County Spring 2024 Testing Window for the WVASA: April 8- May 24, 2024


Test of English Language Proficiency (ELPA21) 

English Learners are assessed yearly to measure their proficiency in learning English.  That assessment is the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21stCentury (ELPA 21).  West Virginia is part of a 10 state consortium that administers the ELPA 21.  The test is administered yearly between February and March.  Students are scored on levels ranging from Emerging, Progressing, and Proficient.  Scores are returned to the school system in August and sent home.  English Learners will also participate yearly in WVMAP assessments.  English Learners may qualify to receive accommodations for testing. To learn more about the ELPA 21 Assessment, visit:


National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) 
Often called the “Nation’s Report Card”, NAEP is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do in core subjects. Participating schools and students are selected via a random sample.  Results for NAEP assessments can be found at

 College Entrance Exams: SAT and ACT

Information on Registering, Dates, Accessing Score Reports, & more: 


Courtney W. Crawford
Director of Assessment, Accountability & School Counseling