CHARLESTON— Data released under an education accountability system shows less than half of West Virginia public schools are meeting goals for both student learning and improvement.
The state Department of Education released the 2013-14 data Friday. Schools were evaluated by proficiency tests, student growth measures, achievement gap calculations and factors such as attendance and graduation rates.
The report says 119 of 650 schools met both the learning and growth performance goals for all students, while 180 schools met one of the goals. The department says considerably more schools didn’t meet their targets because the goals had increased from the previous year.
The system puts each school in one of six categories. Starting next year, the state will establish an A-to-F grading system like those on report cards.