Calhoun students are taking the WesTest this week, grades three through eight and 10th grade high school students.

Students throughout the state are taking the test.

Director of state office of student assessment services Dr. Jan Barth says the test is used to evaluate a number of skills students are expected to learn throughout the year.

The test measures what students are taught through the year.

"Students now are being assessed on what they're being taught," explained Dr. Barth.

"Now in the past, what we called norm reference tests and they were basically on generic national standards and goals and they never really were aligned to the state content standards."

Now the test is geared to West Virginia.

To read more about the WesTest click westest.k12.wv.us

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