West Virginia Selects the SAT as the Statewide High School Assessment
West Virginia Selects the SAT as the Statewide High School AssessmentSara Sympson, Associate Director, Communications
The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has announced that all high school juniors will take the SAT as the statewide summative assessment beginning in spring 2018.
The College Board was selected as the successful bidder in an RFP process that was the result of state legislation (HB 2711) passed last April requiring the WVDE to identify a college entrance exam to be used as the statewide high school assessment.
In WVDE’s announcement, Dr. Lou Maynus, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, noted that “the College Board’s SAT test is a widely respected assessment used across the country,” and that the “College Board proved through the bid process that its product was the better assessment for West Virginia students by providing valuable resources at a lower cost.”
West Virginia will become the tenth state in the country—joining Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island—to administer the SAT statewide.