What are the Standards?

Why does it matter?

Recent data from the SAT show that about 42 percent of West Virginia high school students who take the test are ready for post-secondary education. Of the fastest growing jobs in West Virginia, only 15 percent will be available to workers with only a high school diploma. The West Virginia Next Generation Standards set higher, clearer and simpler goals — higher standards so your children can be ready for success.

Why transition to the new standards?