WV department of education

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

On Friday, September 3 we will send home all score reports for students who took the WV GSA in May 2021, our current 4th-9th Grade Students who took the test as 3rd-8th graders in 2020-2021.

This past spring, your student took the West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA), which measures academic progress for students and schools in West Virginia. Students in Grades 3-8 took the English language arts (ELA) reading, ELA writing, and mathematics sections of the test, with students in Grades 5 and 8 also taking science.


Included with this letter is your student’s individual student score report for the WVGSA, which contains information regarding your student’s performance in the tested areas. Also included is your student’s West Virginia Lexile and Quantile Measures Report, which includes additional information about your student.


These reports provide important information regarding your student’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as available resources and steps you can take to help your student succeed. While it is always important that we obtain a valid measure of your student’s academic achievement, it was even more critical this year to collect assessment data to determine what, if any, impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on your student’s learning. Results from the assessment can help teachers and school administrators pinpoint areas of weakness and identify possible achievement gaps to help teachers adjust their instruction for your student.


To help you better understand the reports included with this letter, interpretive guides for each of the reports are included. We encourage you to review the reports and guides and to contact your student’s teacher(s) to discuss the results in more detail.


We look forward to working with you to address your student’s academic needs throughout the school year.



Michael Wells, Superintendent

Eric Croasmun, Director of Curriculum and Instruction (and assessment coordinator.)