Summative Assessment Screening Dates

Hampshire County Schools Summative Assessment Screening Dates for 2021-22:

(Printable copy of Summative Screening Dates)

WVGSA – West Virginia General Summative Assessment

Hampshire County School students in grades 3 through 8 participate in the state-wide assessment, West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVSGA). 

  • The assessment for students 3-8 is completed entirely online.
  • Students will test over multiple days, one test per day. 
  • Students in grades 3-8 will be assessed in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. 
  • Students in grades 5 and 8 will also be assessed in Science. 
  • Each assessment is estimated to take the student approximately 2 hours to complete.

Testing Window: April 4, 2022 – May 27, 2022

Requirement for the Assessment:  

  • Federal: Public Law 114-95, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 2015. 
  • State: WV Constitution, Article XII, 18-2E-2, and WV Board of Education Policy 2340 WV Measures of Academic Progress

Purpose of the Assessment: This assessment measures student performance on state’s content standards. The results give students, teachers, and families meaningful information on what student know and can do, and how well they are progressing toward college and career readiness. 

Time and Format for Dissemination of Results: Results begin appearing in the Online Reporting System on a rolling basis approximately two weeks after students have completed the assessment. District and school personnel can access these results and analyze data at the district and school level. Printed individual student reports are provided to districts and schools to send home to parent/guardians at the beginning of each school year.

For more information and resources about the WVGSA, visit the WV Assessment Portal at cambiumast.com. (http://wv.portal.cambiumast.com) This portal includes links for students and parents concerning practice tests. 

 SAT School Day Assessment

Hampshire County School students in Grade 11 participate in the SAT School Day Assessment. 

  • All students in grade 11 will be assessed.
  • The spring SAT date is April 13, 2022 at Hampshire High School.
  • The spring SAT make-up day is April 26, 2022 at Hampshire High School.
  • This assessment has the following components: Reading, Writing, Language, Math, and Key Content Features (includes Science), with a 3 hours allotment of time. 
  • Participating students may have the opportunity to use their results for college entrance determination. 
  • Assessment is proctored by a trained staff member. 

Requirement for the Assessment:  

  • Federal: Public Law 114-95, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 2015. 
  • State: WV Constitution, Article XII, 18-2E-2, and WV Board of Education Policy 2340 WV Measures of Academic Progress

Purpose of the Assessment: The SAT School Day is a nationally recognized college-and-career-readiness assessment administered by College Board and is accepted at colleges and universities throughout West Virginia and the nation for both college admission and placement. It also can be used to qualify for the Promise Scholarship. 

Time and Format for Dissemination of Results: Students scores are available to student in College Board’s Electronic Reporting System approximately three weeks after the makeup date or May 17. Districts and school have access to test results in June. Printed individual student reports are provided to districts and schools to send home to parents/guardians in August each year. 

PSAT- Practice SAT School Day Assessment

  • Students in grades 9 and 10 participate in the PSAT.
  • The PSAT assessment date is April 6, 2022 at Hampshire High School. 
  • This assessment is used as a benchmark assessment to provide information to the students, families, and school. 

WVASA – West Virginia Alterative Summative Assessment

Hampshire County School students who participate in alternative standards as determined by the student’s individual education plan (IEP) will take the West Virginia Alterative Summative Assessment (WVASA) in grades 3 through 8 and then 11. Students take this alternative assessment in place of WVGSA and SAT. 

  • The WVASA testing window is April 2, 2022 – May 27, 2022. 
  • This assessment is an untimed series of testslets averaging 3-5 minutes per testslet, with 7-9 testslets per subject area. 
  • Subjects assessed include English and Mathematics in grades 3-8 and 11, and Science in grades 5, 8, 11.

Requirement for the Assessment:  

  • Federal: Public Law 114-95, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 2015. 
  • State: WV Constitution, Article XII, 18-2E-2, and WV Board of Education Policy 2340 WV Measures of Academic Progress

Purpose of the Assessment: The WVASA is a summative measure of student academic performance based on the West Virginia Alternative Academic Achievement Standards administered in lieu of the WVGSA to students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 who have significant cognitive disabilities. 

Time and Format for Dissemination of Results: WVGSA releases scores to the state in July. Schools and teacher can access scores in August. Printed individual student reports are provided to districts and schools to send home to parent/guardians at the beginning of each school year.

ELPA21 – English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century

Hampshire County School students in grades K through 12 participate in the ELPA 21, who have been identified as having limited English proficiency. 

  • ELPA21 Testing Window: February 8, 2022 –March 18, 2022. 
  • This assessment has 4 domains: Speaking, Listening, Writing, and Reading.
  • This assessment is untimed, an approximate test time for all 4 domains varies by grade level as follows: grade K-1 about 69 minutes; grades 2-3 about 63 minutes; grades 4-5 about 91 minutes; grades 6-8 about 128 minutes; and grades 9-12 about 155 minutes. 

Requirement for the Assessment:  

  • Federal: Public Law 114-95, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 2015. 
  • State: WV Constitution, Article XII, 18-2E-2, and WV Board of Education Policy 2340 WV Measures of Academic Progress

Purpose of the Assessment: The ELPA21 is a summative English Language Proficiency assessment to measure identified domains of English proficiency for student identified as English Learners in grades K-12. 

Time and Format for Dissemination of Results: Individual student results will be available to the district by June 1. The district will print the reports and provide them to the parents between June 1st and the beginning of the school year.

ELPA21 Screener – English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century Screener

    ELPA21 Screener is a baseline assessment that is given to any student that speaks a different language as identified on the home/language survey. The screener provides detailed information for the school and family on English support the student may need to be successful within the school setting. 

NAEP – National Assessment for Education Progress

Hampshire County School students in grades 4 and 8 participate in the NAEP in Mathematics, Reading, Science and Writing. 

  • NAEP is given to selected schools within the county, determined by the state for grades 4 and 8.
  • Total time is about 2 hours.
  • Subjects assessed in Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing. 

Requirement for the Assessment:  

  • Federal: Public Law 114-95, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 2015. 
  • State: WV Constitution, Article XII, 18-2E-2, and WV Board of Education Policy 2340 WV Measures of Academic Progress

Purpose of the Assessment: The NAEP informs the public about what American students know and can do in various subject areas and compares achievement among state, large urban districts, and various student groups. The NAEP is a national assessment administered through a scientific sampling process which means that only a representative same of selected student in selected schools take this assessment. 

Time and Format for Dissemination of Results: The National Assessment Governing Board and National Center for Education Statistics release the national and state level reading and mathematics results via a website in the fall following the assessment administration. Only national level Science results will be released.