More Than Half Of WVa Students Proficient On Test

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Results of West Virginia's revamped standardized achievement test show more than half of students are proficient in math and reading.

The West Virginia Department of Education released the results of the Westest 2 Monday.

Students in grades three through 11 took the test in the spring.

More than 65 percent of elementary students tested were proficient in math and reading.

Nearly 57 percent of middle school students were proficient in math, while more than 63 percent were proficient in reading.

More than 57 percent of 11th-graders were proficient in math and 53 percent were proficient in reading.

The test was revised to measure students on several new skills, including critical thinking and problem solving.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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