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exams
% Scoring
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  • 1996 8th grade math
  • 14%
  • 1996 4th grade math
  • 19%
  • 1996 8th grade science
  • 21%
  • 1994 4th grade reading
  • 26%
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    QUALITY COUNTS
    1999 grades
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  • Standards and assessments
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  • Efforts to raise teacher quality
  • School climate
  • D+
  • Resources (funding):
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    W est Virginia tightened its accountability system last year. The state created an office of education performance audits to help funnel expertise and money into low-performing school systems. Lawmakers also allocated $500,000 to provide professional development for teachers and evaluate the worth of such programs. But the state is still struggling to get out from under a school finance lawsuit even though it has one of the nation's most equitable funding systems.

    * NOTE: The equity grade is based on 1994-95 data, the most recent available.


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    © 1999 Editorial Projects in Education

    Vol. 18, number 17, page 183