The Times West Virginian

September 8, 2013

Majority in county ‘success schools’

Each is now ‘being judged on its own growth and own merits’

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — The majority of schools in Marion County have been designated as “success schools” under the new West Virginia Accountability System.

The new system replaces the federal yearly progress requirements under No Child Left Behind. Now, schools will be seeking to meet annual measureable objectives and West Virginia Accountability Index (WVAI) standards.

“I think teachers and administrators will appreciate it because no longer are schools being compared to others,” Diane Furman, a test coordinator for Marion County Schools, said. “Each school is really being judged on its own growth and own merits.”

Full story