West Virginia

West Virginia

Programs and People: 

Mendy Marshall
State Director
Office of Adult Education
West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston,
Building 6, Suite 825
West Virginia 25305-0330
Phone: (304) 558-0280


ESL: CASAS, BEST Plus 2.0, BEST Literacy

Data Systems: 

Literacy, Adult and Community Education System (LACES) by LiteracyPro Systems, Inc.

Followup Methods: 

GED/High School Equivalency Diploma: Data Match
Employment: Data Match
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match and Survey

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

WV uses on-site technical assistance visits, on-site program monitoring visits, in-person and virtual technical assistance, networking meetings, and local and regional trainings on data issues to ensure local programs comply with state and NRS guidelines. Local, area regional coordinators and state staff reviews local program data to identify problems and provide technical assistance.

WV provides guidance and instruction on state data collection procedures to local programs via the WVAdultEd Data Coordinator. LACES is programmed to accept assessments that have been approved for use in the WVAdultEd program. The MIS also has additional checks and balances to ensure accuracy. The state provides local programs with test administration manuals, technical manuals, state guidelines, and training. State trainers provide training on procedures for proper assessment for placement and progress. The state and local programs use NRS and locally developed reports to monitor placement, learning gains, accountability, and core performance measures.

State Tools and Resources: 

West Virginia Department of Education


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