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W.Va. students' literacy scores top national projections; math scores below projections


CHARLESTON, West Virginia — Preliminary test results show West Virginia students' literacy proficiency scores have exceeded national projections.

But math proficiency scores fell below the projections set by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium's 2014 national field tests.

Third-graders were the exception. They topped national projections in both math and English Language Arts/Literacy.

West Virginia students in grades 3-8 and in 11th grade took the new General Summative Assessment test in the spring. Preliminary results were released Wednesday at the West Virginia Board of Education's meeting.

The online test replaces the WESTEST2 standardized test.

State Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano says in a news release that the state is committed to increasing student achievement in math and science.

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