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West Virginia Department of Education releases first new scorecard for public schools


NCWV Media

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Officials with the state Department of Education released the first results from a new school accountability system required by the federal government.

Just 37 percent of students in public schools met or exceeded the state’s standards for math, while 45 percent met the standards for reading, according to the scorecard of data released Thursday.

“I was a little bit surprised that student attendance rates were lower than I would have expected,” said state Superintendent Steven Paine at a press conference. “We anticipated low performance in mathematics — we acknowledged that very, very clearly for the past three months.”

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