Assessment

SAT

The SAT School Day is the state’s general summative assessment for high school. It is administered on paper to all grade 11 students except those students taking the West Virginia Alternate Summative Assessment. The SAT School Day is given during a regular school day in the spring of each year. This year, the SAT School Day will be given on April 13, 2021 with the make up testing day on April 27, 2021. The SAT is a nationally recognized college- and career-readiness assessment administered by the College Board. It is accepted at colleges and universities throughout West Virginia and the nation for both college admissions and placement. It also can be used to qualify for the Promise Scholarship. Students have access to practice SAT tests through Khan Academy, which also provides West Virginia educators and students access to online content and resources to help prepare students for taking the SAT School Day.
 
SAT School Day allows Cabell County Schools the opportunity to offer the SAT to juniors in school and on a weekday which expands students' access to a globally recognized college admission test that is accepted at all U.S. colleges.  
 
For more information on SAT School Day, see the following resources:
 

The West Virginia General Summative Assessment, Grades 3-8

The West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA) for students in grades 3-8 is an online summative test given toward the end of the school year to measure student performance on the state’s content standards, which provide clear, consistent guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.
 

Students in grades 3-8 are assessed in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Students in grades 5 and 8 also are assessed in science. Cabell County's testing window for the WVGSA, Grades 3-8 will be released shortly.

West Virginia Alternate Summative Assessment

West Virginia students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 who have significant intellectual disabilities take the West Virginia Alternate Summative Assessment (WVASA), also known as the Dynamic Learning Maps, Alternate Sumamtive Assessment. This assessment is a summative measure of student academic performance based on the West Virginia Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for English, mathematics, and science.  


Students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 are assessed in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Students in grades 5, 8 and 11 also are assessed in science.

Cabell County's testing window for the West Virignia Alternate Summative Assessment will be released shortly. 

Fall SAT School Day

Current seniors have the opportunity to take the SAT this fall free of charge. It is highly encouraged that all seniors take advantage of this opportunity. The SAT is not only a requirement for college admittance, but it is also a requirement for many scholarship opportunities such as the Promise Scholarship. Current seniors wishing to take the SAT this fall on October 14, 2020 at their home high schools must complete this form. The completed  OptInForm (1).pdf  must be turned in to the counseling department at their home high school by September 11. The Fall SAT 2020 School Day Parent Consent form can be found here. West Virginia Fall 2020 Parent Consent Form Final.pdf

On October 14, 2020, all junior students will take the PSAT/NMSQT. On October 21, 2020 all freshman students will take the PSAT8/9. Please call Dr. Lee Ann Porter at (304)-528-5063 or [email protected] with any questions or concerns. 

Staff

Dr. Lee Ann Porter
Manager of Assessment and Instruction
Title III and Virtual School
(p) 304.528-5063