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Dr. Stephanie Zimmer
Director of Assessment
304-737-2481 ext. 228

Roxanne Mazzone
Administrative Assistant
304-737-3481 ext. 213


The West Virginia Higher Education recently approve several temporary changes to help students qualify for the merit-based Promise Scholarship.

  1. **For 2021 graduating seniors,**the standardized testing deadline to qualify for the Promise Scholarship has been extended from August 2021 to October 2021.
  2. For 2021 graduating seniors receiving the Promise Scholarship for the first time in 2021-2022, the test requirements have been lowered.


  • SAT composite score -1080 (regularly 1100)
  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score – 510 (regularly 530)
  • SAT Math score- 510 (regularyly 520)


  • ACT composite score -21 (regularly 22)
  • ACT English score – 19 (regularly 20)
  • ACT Reading score- 19 (regularyly 20)
  • ACT Science score- 19 (regularyly 20)
  • ACT Math score- 19 (regularyly 20)


    3. Students graduating in 2021 and 2022 will now qualify for super-scoring to achieve the minimum standardized taesting scores required to qualify for the Promise Scholarship. Students can take their top scores from sub-sections of different SAT and ACT tests they’ve taken and combine them for higher overall score.

    Also attached is an updated version of the “Understanding the Multiple Benchmarks of SAT School Day” to reflect the temporary changes in score requirements to qualify for the Promise Scholarship.

    Testing Transperancy

    Required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015)

     ESEA requires LEAs to post testing transparency on all federal, state and local assessments on their websites. LEAs may modify this template as needed and must post the information to ensure compliance with the testing transparency requirement.