Common Core in West Virginia:
21st Century Content Standards



Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation
Systems

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

West Virginia has provided detailed curriculum units and lesson plans for teachers in each subject and each grade that is aligned to the Common Core.


New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments


New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is not a Race to the Top recipient.)


Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data


Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool

West Virginia is one of 17 states maintaining detailed student-specific information about individual students’ classroom, ACT, and SAT performance. West Virginia’s sophisticated education database updates with new information on a daily basis.



Common Core Legislation


SB 429 would mandate a study of the Common Core’s costs, as well as delay implementation of Common Core testing for two years. HB 4390 would stop the Common Core and end the Longitudinal Database System.

Status
Pending


Local Action Groups

Advocates and Opponents in West Virginia

Senator Boley
Opposes CC

Senator Kessler
Supports CC
304.357.7801

Senator Plymale
Supports CC
304.357.7937
Email


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Updated: 5/26/2014