West Virginia Standards for Effective Schools describe the seven common standards expected of schools to ensure high quality education in engaging learning environments. The research-based standards represent a coherent and aligned framework for continuous improvement which schools can use as a guide for self‑assessment, decision making, professional development, and strategic planning.
Clear and Focused Mission: The school’s purpose and approach to support learning for all.
Instructional Leadership: Ensuring the effectiveness of instruction leads to student achievement.
High Expectations for Success: Purposefully providing a climate in which all students can learn and succeed.
Positive and Safe Environment: Orderly, purposeful, and accommodating of all students’ needs.
Equitable Opportunities to Learn and Effective Instruction: Sufficient time for meaningful learning is provided to all students.
Frequent Monitoring of Student Progress: A variety of data is used as the basis for adjusting the instructional approach.
Family and Community Partnerships: Purposeful relationships exist between families, community, and the school.
§126-12-3 West Virginia Standards for Effective Schools
State Department of Education Policy 2322 West Virginia System of Support and Accountability