PREPARING STUDENTS Educators Gather In Charleston To Discuss The Progress Of West Virginia's Students
Reported by: Kristin Keeling
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 3, 2012 11:34 AM EST
Updated: Dec. 3, 2012 12:02 PM EST
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Regional leaders from businesses, education and higher learning gathered in Charleston on Monday to discuss just how prepared high school graduates in the Mountain State are for college and job training.
It's all a part of the National Assessment for education progress in Charleston. A group called The Nation's Report Card (NAEP) tracks and compares students' achievements in certain subjects from state to state.
Participants said the goal of the meeting is to make West Virginia's students the best they can be.
"West Virginia is to be commended but also West Virginia is just as concerned as every other state is on how well our students can do here in West Virginia and how well will they help improve the economy in the state of West Virginia," Advisory Committee Chairman Ronnie Musgrove said.
A 2009 study showed 52 percent of West Virginia high school seniors were at or above basic achievement in math compared to 63 percent of seniors nationally.
About 68 percent of West Virginia seniors were at or above basic in reading, compared to 73 percent nationally.
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