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ACCELERATED LEARNING OPTIONS

West Virginia defines AP programs as those programs offering classes which are advanced in terms of content and performance expectations and providing credit toward graduation and possible college credit. AP classes include those recognized or offered by the College Board, postsecondary institutions, and other recognized foundations, corporations, or institutions. West Virginia has an incentives-based shares program by which, when funding is available, students may receive an award for successful completion of an AP course and passage of the national AP exam. Students who score a minimum of 3 on AP examinations will receive credit at any state college or university. The state established the West Virginia Advanced Placement Center to provide statewide coordination for the continued growth and development of the AP programs in the state's high schools. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has established guidelines for the state's public colleges and universities for the offering of college courses for high school students. In cooperation with a local school system, an institution may offer an undergraduate college course in a high school for advanced high school students who qualify for college admission. To participate, students must meet all admission requirements, all course requirements and prerequisites, and must have the approval of the high school principal. At the discretion of the high school, the course may also be offered for high school credit. All faculty serving as instructors for college credit-bearing courses must meet the minimum faculty credential requirements at the college which will grant the credit. With respect to Tech Prep, West Virginia law states that the Center for Professional Development may permit and encourage higher education faculty in programs such as articulated Tech Prep to participate in appropriate professional development programs and activities with public school professional educators. (Last updated 2008)

Advanced Placement / Advanced Standing

W. Va. Code Chapter 18-2E-3b - Placement Advisory Committee Established
W. Va. Code 18-2-6 - Classification and Standardization of Schools; Standards for Degrees and Diploma; Certificates of Proficiency; Establishment of Alternative Education Programs
W. Va. Code 18-20-9 - Gifted Education Caseload Review
W. Va. Code 18-2E-3a - Honors and Advanced Placement Programs
W. Va. Code 18-2E-5 - Process for Improving Education; Education Standards and Accountability Measures; Office of Education Performance Audits; School Accreditation and School System Approval; Intervention to Correct Impairments
W. Va. Code 18-2E-8b - Audit of State Board Policies; Legislative Findings; Report to Legislative Oversight Commission; Required Plan of Improvement; Exemptions from Determination of Accreditation Status
W. Va. Code 18-2F-6 - Incentives-Based Shares Program
W. Va. Code 18-9A-2 - Definitions
W. Va. Code 18A-3A-5 - West Virginia Advanced Placement Center
W. Va. Code 18B-17-2 - Board of Trustees
W. Va. Code 18B-17-3 - Authorizing Rule of the Council for Community and Technical College Education
W. Va. Code 18B-1B-4 - Powers and Duties of Higher Education Policy Commission
W. Va. Code 18C-7-6 - PROMISE Scholarship Program Requirements; Legislative Rule
W. Va. Code 18-2E-8d - Further Expressions of Legislative Intent With Respect to this Article; Parental Consent for Substitute Classes
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Rules and Policies - Series 19 Sections 1-10 - Guidelines for the Offering of College Courses for High School Students

Tech-Prep/Technical and Vocational Education

W. Va. Code 18A-3A-2 - Professional Development Project
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ADULT LEARNERS

The Division of Technical and Adult Education Services within the State Department of Education oversees adult education programs in West Virginia. The goal of adult education in West Virginia is to work in partnership with K-12 educators, colleges, and universities to prepare adult students to be competitive in the 21st Century workplace. The state offers a wide variety of programs including basic education, literacy, and workforce readiness. The Learn and Earn Cooperative Education Program (W. Va. Code 18B-3D-6) allows students to earn money by working for participating employers while attending technical or community college. The state's adult literacy education program is funded by donated dollars from individual personal income tax returns. Adult learners of West Virginia can take advantage of the Higher Education Adult Part-time Student (HEAPS) grant program to help fund their education. West Virginia hopes to reduce recidivism rates by implementing bootcamps in correctional facilities (W. Va. Code 25-6-1). These bootcamps provide academic and vocational education among other services. (Last updated 2013)

Adult Basic Education/Literacy

W. Va. Code 18-7-3 - Contribution of portion of income tax refund to adult literacy education program fund

Adult Learners, Financial Assistance

W. Va. Code 18B-3D-6 - Workforce Development Initiative - Learn and Earn Cooperative Education Program established
W. Va. Code 18C-5-7 - Higher education adult part-time student grant program

Adult Learners, Funding

W. Va. Code 18-7-3 - Contribution of portion of income tax refund to adult literacy education program fund

Adult Learners, General Policy

W. Va. Code 18-7-1 - Adult Literacy Education Program, Legislative Intent

Adult Workforce Education and Training

W. Va. Code 18B-2B-1 - Legislative findings, intent, purpose

Military/Veterans Education

W. Va. Code 18B-10-1a - Resident Tuition Rates for National Guard Members
W. Va. Code 18B-10-7c - Tuition and Fee Waivers for Certain Veterans Receiving Federal Educational Assistance Benefits.

Prisoner/Inmate Education

W. Va. Code 25-6-1 - Purpose of article, Department of Corrections, Bootcamp and Education
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ARTICULATION, TRANSFER, AND ALIGNMENT

Transfer policies originally put in place by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) and later adopted by the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (WVCCTCE) state that undergraduate credits earned at a public postsecondary institution are transferable to another institution in the state. Further, students with an associate's degree transferring to a four-year institution will generally have junior standing and be able graduate with the same number of credit hours as non-transfer students at the same school. Institutions are also encouraged to maintain articulation agreements with other public West Virginia institutions. The Core Coursework Transfer Agreement, which was is updated annually by a committee appointed by the WVHEPC and the WVCCTCE, allows a student to transfer a minimum of 35 hours of undergraduate general education credits to fulfill core requirements at a receiving institution. All public institutions in the state are required to publish the agreement and to list general studies courses in a transfer guide that is widely available to all students. (Last Updated 2011)

Comprehensive Initiative

W. Va. Code 18B-1A-2 - Institutional Compacts With State Institutions of Higher Education; Establishment and Review Process
W. Va. Code 18B-3-4 - Duty of Governing Boards to Address State Priorities

K-12 / Postsecondary Curriculum Alignment

W. Va. Code 18-2E-7 - Providing for Twenty-first Century Instruction and Learning in All Public Schools
W. Va. Code 18-2E-8 - Creating Jobs Through Education
W. Va. Code 18-2E-8d - Further Expressions of Legislative Intent with Respect to This Article; Parental Consent for Substitute Classes

Middle to High School Articulation

W. Va. Code 18-2E-8 - Creating Jobs Through Education
W. Va. Code 18-2E-8d - Further Expressions of Legislative Intent with Respect to This Article; Parental Consent for Substitute Classes

New Delivery Systems to Increase Access to Underserved Populations (Technology, Distance Learning, Learning Centers)

W. Va. Code 18-2E-9 - West Virginia Virtual School
W. Va. Code 18B-1-5a - Pilot Program of Delivering Educational Services Via Distance Learning

Standards for Admission, Promotion or Graduation

W. Va. Code 18B-4-7 - Accreditation of Institutions of Higher Education; Standards for Degrees
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DATA AND ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission maintains a student unit record data system to assist in linking student enrollment and graduation records over time and between state institutions. Statutes require the governing boards of higher education to make information available to the public and state policymakers on the quality and performance of public higher education. Institutional and system indicators that measure student performance, institutional effectiveness, and cost efficiencies are to be reported on annually. The Policy Commission has established performance indicators recommended for use in measuring the degree to which the strategic issues identified in the statewide higher education plan are being met. They include 20 indicators grouped around the strategic issues of student preparation, participation, affordability, efficiency and productivity, and outcomes. (Last updated 2008)

Comprehensive Initiative

W. Va. Code 18-1-4 - Vision 2020: An Education Blueprint for Two Thousand Twenty
W. Va. Code 18B-1-1a - Governance: Legislative Intent; Findings; Establishment of State Goals for Higher Education and Education; Creation of Partnership to Achieve State Goals and Objectives
W. Va. Code 18B-1-2 - Governance - Definitions
W. Va. Code 18B-1-6 - Governance - Rulemaking
W. Va. Code 18B-1B-4 - Higher Education Policy Commission - Powers and duties of Higher Education Policy Commission
W. Va. Code 18B-1D-1 - Higher Education Accountability: Legislative Intent and Purpose; Short Title; Rules Required
W. Va. Code 18B-1D-2 - Higher Education Accountability: Definitions
W. Va. Code 18B-1D-3 - Higher Education Accountability: State Vision for Public Higher Education; Findings; Establishment of Objectives
W. Va. Code 18B-1D-4 - Higher Education Accountability: Responsibilities of Higher Education Policy Commission and Council for Community and Technical College Education; Development of Public Policy Agendas; Reports; Institutional Responsibilities
W. Va. Code 18B-1D-5 - Higher Education Accountability: Master Plans; Reports; Approval Process
W. Va. Code 18B-1D-6 - Higher Education Accountability: State Compacts; Legislative Intent; Rule Required; Implementation Plans Authorized
W. Va. Code 18B-1D-7 - Higher Education Accountability: Findings; Establishment of Institutional Compacts; Compact Elements; Submission Date; Review and Approval Process; Rule Required
W. Va. Code 18B-1D-8 - Higher Education Accountability: Institutional and System Report Cards
W. Va. Code 18B-2A-4 - Institutional Boards of Governors - Powers and duties of governing boards generally

Development of Improved Information Systems

W. Va. Code 18B-1D-10 - State Data Sharing Compact; Legislative Intent; Findings; Definitions.

Performance Based Measures for K-12

W. Va. Code 18-2E-1a - Assessment and Accountability Programs; Duties of the State Board
W. Va. Code 18-2E-4 - Better Schools Accountability; School, School District and Statewide School Report Cards
W. Va. Code 18-2E-5b - Review of System of Education Performance Audits by the State Board; Reports to Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability
W. Va. Code 18-2E-5 - Process for Improving Education; Education standards; Statewide Assessment Program; Accountability Measures; Office of Education Performance Audits; School Accreditation and School System Approval; Intervention to Correct Low Performance

Performance Based Measures for Postsecondary

W. Va. Code 18B-1D-8 - Higher Education Accountability: Institutional and System Report Cards
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EARLY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

While West Virginia has several individual programs, it appears to lack an overall statewide pre-college outreach goal with strategies. At the state level, West Virginia does not have a systematic way to identify and target students, collect student data across segments, allocate funds, evaluate programs, and report data. The State College System is developing the web-based college algebra course for high school students to help them prepare for college. The state is taking part in the Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) High Schools That Work (HSTW) program that creates partnerships with state, district and school leaders; teachers; students; parents; and the community to improve the way all high school students are prepared for work and further education. HSTW provides a framework of goals, key practices and key conditions for accelerating learning and setting higher standards. Two other programs focus on offering educational services to disadvantaged, first generation potential college students at the junior high and secondary level: GEAR UP (in eight counties) and the Talent Search Program, run by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Finally, West Virginia mandates that each county board provide honors and AP courses in grades 9-12, and it provides related financial incentives. (Prepared by Andrea Venezia - Consultant / West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, FY 2003)

Early Awareness Programs / College Prep

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EQUITY AND DIVERSITY


Affirmative Action/Diversity Initiatives

Anti-discrimination

Course Equalization

W. Va. Code 18-5-15e - Study on School Equity

Funding Equalization

W. Va. Code 18-5-15e - Study on School Equity
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FINANCE

West Virginia's general tuition philosophy states, "Access to post-secondary training and education is a priority for West Virginia. A differential pricing policy for community colleges has been used effectively in many states to encourage broad participation, especially by adults and part-time students. The combination of lower costs for community college courses and a lesser share of education costs being assigned to students and parents should provide an adequate incentive for increasing enrollment in community colleges. Low tuition will not be sufficient. Adequate financial aid, especially for part-time students will be necessary if West Virginia is to meet its access goals." The individual governing boards of the institutions set resident and non-resident tuition rates and fees within guidelines and parameters established by the Higher Education Policy Commission (Board of Regents) or in West Virginia Code. The Commission reviews the institutional tuition and fee schedules for consistency with code. The institutional governing boards also may establish policies and procedures implementing various fee waivers. Tuition waivers may be granted to National Guard members, spouses and dependents of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, wards of the state, veterans, and individuals 65 years of age or older. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Authority to Set Tuition and Fees

W. Va. Code 18-11B-3 - Board of Governors [Board of Regents] to Fix Fees
W. Va. Code 18-12B-3 - Board of Regents to Fix and Collect Fees
W. Va. Code 18B-10-1 - Enrollment, Tuition and Other Fees at Education Institutions; Refund of Fees
W. Va. Code 18B-10-11 - Fees and Money Derived from Athletic Contests
W. Va. Code 18B-10-12 - Student Activity Fees
W. Va. Code 18B-10-13 - Fees from Operation of Dormitories, Faculty Homes, Dining Halls and Cafeterias
W. Va. Code 18B-10-15 - Authority of Educational Institutions to Provide Special Services and Programs; Collection and Disposition of Fees Therefore
W. Va. Code 18B-10-2 - Higher Education Resource Assessment
W. Va. Code 18B-10-4 - Medical Education Fee
W. Va. Code 18B-10-6a - Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Fee Waivers - Marshall University and West Virginia University
W. Va. Code 18B-10-8 - Fees and Other Money Collected at State Institutions of Higher Education: Collection; Disposition and Use of Capital and Auxiliary Capital Fees; Creation of Special Capital and Auxiliary Capital Improvements Funds; Revenue Bonds
W. Va. Code 18B-3C-10 - Free-Standing Community and Technical Colleges; Tuition and Fees

Fee-Specific Policies

W. Va. Code 18B-10-1 - Enrollment, Tuition and Other Fees at Education Institutions; Refund of Fees
W. Va. Code 18B-10-1 - "Fees and Other Money Collected at State Institutions of Higher Education: Enrollment, Tuition and Other Fees at Education Institutions; Refund of Fees"
W. Va. Code 18B-10-11 - Fees and Money Derived from Athletic Contests
W. Va. Code 18B-10-12 - Student Activity Fees
W. Va. Code 18B-10-13 - Fees from Operation of Dormitories, Faculty Homes, Dining Halls and Cafeterias
W. Va. Code 18B-10-15 - Authority of Educational Institutions to Provide Special Services and Programs; Collection and Disposition of Fees Therefore
W. Va. Code 18B-10-2 - Higher Education Resource Assessment
W. Va. Code 18B-10-4 - Medical Education Fee
W. Va. Code 18B-10-8 - Fees and Other Money Collected at State Institutions of Higher Education: Collection; Disposition and Use of Capital and Auxiliary Capital Fees; Creation of Special Capital and Auxiliary Capital Improvements Funds; Revenue Bonds
W. Va. Code 18B-10-9 - Authority to Excuse Students in Certain Educational Programs from payment of Enrollment Fees

Tuition and Fee Waivers

W. Va. Code 15-1B-21 - Tuition and Fees for Guard Members at Institutions of Higher Education
W. Va. Code 18-19-1 - Appropriation to Provide Educational Opportunities
W. Va. Code 18-19-2 - Eligibility of Applicant for Benefits; Application Forms; Preference
W. Va. Code 18-19-3 - No Tuition Fees to be Charged; How Funds to be Expended; Cessation of Allowances
W. Va. Code 18B-10-1a - Resident Tuition Rates for National Guard Members
W. Va. Code 18B-10-4b - Additional Fee Waivers for Health Sciences and Technology Academy Programs
W. Va. Code 18B-10-5 - Fee Waivers - Undergraduate Schools
W. Va. Code 18B-10-6 - Fee Waivers - Professional and Graduate Schools
W. Va. Code 18B-10-6 - Fees and Other Money Collected at State Institutions of Higher Education: Fee Waivers -- Professional and Graduate Schools
W. Va. Code 18B-10-6a - Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Fee Waivers - Marshall University and West Virginia University
W. Va. Code 18B-10-7 - Tuition and Fee Waivers for Children and Spouses of Officers and Firefighters Killed in the Line of Duty
W. Va. Code 18B-10-7a - Tuition and Fee Waivers or Adjustments for Residents at Least Sixty-Five Years Old
W. Va. Code 18B-10-7b - Tuition Waivers for High School Graduates in Foster Care
W. Va. Code 18B-10-7c - Tuition and Fee Waivers for Certain Veterans Receiving Federal Educational Assistance Benefits.
W. Va. Code 18B-10-9 - Authority to Excuse Students in Certain Educational Programs from payment of Enrollment Fees

Tuition and Fees, General Policy

W. Va. Code 18-11-10 - Extension and Off-Campus Work of University; Disposition of Fees Charged for Graduate Level Extension and Off-Campus Courses
W. Va. Code 18-11-4D - Disposition of Tuition Fees Collected at Medical Center
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REMEDIAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION

West Virginia code requires the boards of the four- and two-year postsecondary systems to develop a uniform standard to determine which students should be placed in remedial courses. Board policies for both systems specify the assessments and cut scores for course placement. Students not meeting the cut score on any one of the assessments must enroll in and successfully complete a remedial program before taking credit-bearing courses in the relevant subjects. As part of the requirements for developing master plans for higher education, the four- and two-year systems must track and jointly report progress toward state goals and related data, including enrollment in and completion of remedial courses and remedial student success in subsequent college-level courses. The community college system also has developed a set of performance indicators that include the number and percentage of underprepared students completing remedial and the next college-level courses, and the number and percentage of remedial students receiving a certificate or associate degree within six years. (Prepared by Mary Fulton, Education Commission of the States, 2012)

Collaborative Efforts to Reduce the Need for Remediation

W. Va. Code 18B-3C-6 - Community and Technical College Programs.
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STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

The West Virginia Higher Education Commission administers various federal, state, institutional and privately-funded student financial aid programs. A combination of need and merit-based programs is provided for students. This state has a need-based grant program (HEAPS), for adult part-time students who have been out of high school for at least two years. In addition, the West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program provides monetary awards to students who demonstrate financial need. Several merit-based scholarship programs provide funds for students as well. The West Virginia Higher Education Commission administers the Promise Scholarship, the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program, the Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program and the Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program. This state has a prepaid college savings plan. For the 2005-2006 academic year, West Virginia awarded 24,721 million for need-based aid and 46,524 million for non-need-based aid. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Comprehensive Initiative

W. Va. Code 18B-14-9 - MIscellaneous: Legislative Findings; Establishment of Study Committee; Membership; Recommendations on Higher Education Facilities

Financial Aid/Scholarships

W. Va. Code 15-2A-12 - Awards and Benefits to Dependents of Member - When Member Dies in Performance of Duty, etc.; Dependent Child Scholarship and Amount
W. Va. Code 18-2F-1 - West Virginia Share in Your Future Act: Title
W. Va. Code 18-2F-2 - West Virginia Share in Your Future Act: Legislative Findings
W. Va. Code 18-2F-3 - West Virginia Share in Your Future Act: Share in Your Future Commission Established; Composition of Commission; Duties and Responsibilities
W. Va. Code 18-2F-4 - West Virginia Share in Your Future Act: Nonprofit Fund
W. Va. Code 18-2F-5 - West Virginia Share in Your Future Act: Registration Requirements
W. Va. Code 18-2F-6 - West Virginia Share in Your Future Act: Incentives-based Shares Program
W. Va. Code 18-2F-7 - West Virginia Share in Your Future Act: Conversion of Shares
W. Va. Code 18-2F-8 - West Virginia Share in Your Future Act: Duties of County Boards
W. Va. Code 18-2F-9 - West Virginia Share in Your Future Act: Termination of Commission
W. Va. Code 18B-17-6 - Authorizing Rules of Higher Education Policy Commission
W. Va. Code 18C-1-1 - Legislative Findings; Purpose; Administration Generally
W. Va. Code 18C-1-3 - Additional Legislative Findings; Purpose of Financial Aid Programs
W. Va. Code 18C-1-4 - Eligibility of Commuting Students and Children of Military Personnel for State Funded Student Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships
W. Va. Code 18C-3-1 - Health Education Loan Program; Establishment; Administration; Eligibility and Loan Cancellation; Required Report
W. Va. Code 18C-5-1 - Higher Education Grant Program: Grant Program Established; Legislative Purpose and Intent; Rule Required
W. Va. Code 18C-5-2 - Higher Education Grant Program: Definitions
W. Va. Code 18C-5-3 - Higher Education Grant Program: Grant Program Administered by Vice Chancellor for Administration; Higher Education Grant Fund Created
W. Va. Code 18C-5-4 - Higher Education Grant Program: Powers and Duties of Vice Chancellor for Administration
W. Va. Code 18C-5-5 - Higher Education Grant Program: Eligibility for a Grant
W. Va. Code 18C-5-6 - Higher Education Grant Program: Recipients, Awards and Distribution of Grant Awards; Authority of Vice Chancellor to Enter into Reciprocal Agreements with Other States Concerning Grants
W. Va. Code 18C-5-7 - Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student Grant Program
W. Va. Code 18C-6-(1-6) - West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program
W. Va. Code 18C-7-1 - West Virginia Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence (PROMISE) Scholarship Program: Title
W. Va. Code 18C-7-2 - West Virginia Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence (PROMISE) Scholarship Program: Legislative Findings and Purpose
W. Va. Code 18C-7-3 - West Virginia Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence (PROMISE) Scholarship Program: Definitions
W. Va. Code 18C-7-4 - West Virginia Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence (PROMISE) Scholarship Program: Appointment of the PROMISE Scholarship Board; Compensation; Proceedings Generally
W. Va. Code 18C-7-5 - West Virginia Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence (PROMISE) Scholarship Program: Powers and Duties of the West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship Board
W. Va. Code 18C-7-6 - West Virginia Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence (PROMISE) Scholarship Program: PROMISE Scholarship Program Requirements; Legislative Rule
W. Va. Code 18C-7-7 - West Virginia Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence (PROMISE) Scholarship Program: West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship Fund Created
W. Va. Code 18C-7-8 - West Virginia Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence (PROMISE) Scholarship Program: PROMISE Scholarship Supplemental Fund Recreated, and Promulgation of Rules
W. Va. Code 7-14D-21 - Health Sciences Service Program; Establishment; Administration; Eligibility

Tuition Savings Plan

W. Va. Code 18-30-6 - West Virginia Prepaid Tuition Trust
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STUDENT RETENTION


Efforts Aimed at Underserved Students

W. Va. Code 18B-4-9 - Development of services and facilities for student veterans
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TEACHING QUALITY

West Virginia has taken steps over the past decade to recruit and reward teachers. The state has allocated large pay raises in an effort to bring up average salaries and offers to cover moving costs for teachers that have lost their jobs due to declining enrollment and need to move to another more populated area of the state. Since 1998 the state has awarded Underwood-Smith teacher scholarships to high achieving students to pursue teaching careers. The state also provided fee support and salary incentives for teachers achieving National Board Certification. Finally, based on the success of the Benedum Collaborative, one of the first and most successful professional development school models in the country, the legislature this year allocated $600,000 to expand the K-16 partnerships. (Last updated 2008)

Compensation

W. Va. Code 18A-3-3a - Payment of Tuition, Registration and Other Fees for Teachers; Maximum Payment Per Teacher

Financial Incentives (Scholarships, Loans, Grants)

W. Va. Code 18A-3-3a - Payment of Tuition, Registration and Other Fees for Teachers; Maximum Payment Per Teacher
W. Va. Code 18C-4-1 - Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Fund: Scholarship Fund Created; Purposes; Funding
W. Va. Code 18C-4-2 - Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Fund: Selection Criteria and Procedures
W. Va. Code 18C-4-3 - Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Fund: Scholarship Agreement
W. Va. Code 18C-4-4 - Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Fund: Renewal Conditions; Noncompliance; Deferral; Excusal
W. Va. Code 18C-4-5 - Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Fund: Amount and Duration of Scholarship; Relation to Other Assistance

Licensure and Certification

W. Va. Code 18A-3-1 - Teacher Preparation Programs; Program Approval and Standards; Authority to Issue Teaching Certificates
W. Va. Code 18A-3-1b - Recommendation for Certification of Alternative Program Teachers
W. Va. Code 18A-3-2 - Teacher Certification; Required; Expiration; Qualifications; Certification of Aliens
W. Va. Code 18A-3B-1 - Establishment of Educators' Professional Standards Board
W. Va. Code 18A-3-1c - Study of Training, Certification and Licensing; Report to Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability at December, 2001, Interim Meetings; Collaboration on Sources of Funding for Education and Training for Reduction in Force; Teacher to G

Mentoring and Teacher Induction Programs

W. Va. Code 18A-3-1 - Teacher Preparation Programs; Program Approval and Standards; Authority to Issue Teaching Certificates
W. Va. Code 18A-3-2b - Beginning Teacher Internships
WV Board of Education Policy 5900 - Beginning Educator Internship Program

Professional Development

W. Va. Code 18-2-23a - Annual Professional Staff Development Goals Established by State Board; Coordination of Professional Development Programs; Program Development, Approval and Evaluation
W. Va. Code 18A-3-1 - Teacher Preparation Programs; Program Approval and Standards; Authority to Issue Teaching Certificates
W. Va. Code 18A-3-8 - County Professional Staff Development Councils
W. Va. Code 18A-3A-5 - West Virginia Advanced Placement Center
W. Va. Code 18A-3B-1 - Establishment of Educators' Professional Standards Board
W. Va. Code 18B-11-6 - National Institute for Teaching Excellence Established
W. Va. Code 18B-14-8 - Statewide Task Force on Teacher Quality
W. Va. Code 18B-7-5 - Faculty and Classified Employee Continuing Education and Development Program
W. Va. Code 18-2-24 - Collaboration of State Institutions of Higher Education Having a Teacher Preparation Program with the Center for Professional Development and the Regional Education Service Agencies
W. Va. Code 18-2I-6 - West Virginia Professional Staff Development Advisory Council: Functions of the Regional Staff Development Councils
W. Va. Code 18-2I-7 - West Virginia Professional Staff Development Advisory Council: Limitations on Funding of Councils
W. Va. Code 18A-3-11 - Fellowship for 21st Century Learners
W. Va. Code 18A-3A-1 - Center for Professional Development; Intent and Mission; Principals Academy Curriculum and Expenses; Authorization to Charge Fees
W. Va. Code 18A-3A-1 - Center for Professional Development Established; Intent and Mission; Principals Academy Curriculum and Expenses; Authorization to Charge Fees
W. Va. Code 18A-3A-2 - Professional Development Project
W. Va. Code 18A-3A-2b - The Principals Academy
W. Va. Code 18A-3A-3 - Professional Personnel Evaluation Project
W. Va. Code 18A-3A-4 - Continuation of Center for Professional Development Board
W. Va. Code 18A-3A-6 - Attendance Outside the Employment Term
WV Board of Education Policy 5050 - West Virginia Commission for Professional Teaching Standards
WV Board of Education POLICY 5203 - National Board For Professional Teaching Standards Certification Reimbursement/Salary Bonus Program
WV Board of Education Policy 5500 - County Professional Staff Development Councils

Programs Evaluation

W. Va. Code 18-2-23a - Annual Professional Staff Development Goals Established by State Board; Coordination of Professional Development Programs; Program Development, Approval and Evaluation
W. Va. Code 18A-3B-1 - Establishment of Educators' Professional Standards Board
W. Va. Code 18A-2-12 - Performance Evaluations of School Personnel; Professional Personnel Evaluation Process
W. Va. Code 18A-3-1c - Study of Training, Certification and Licensing; Report to Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability at December, 2001, Interim Meetings; Collaboration on Sources of Funding for Education and Training for Reduction in Force; Teacher to G

Supply and Demand Strategies

W. Va. Code 18A-2-3 - Employment of Substitute Teachers and Retired Teachers as Substitutes in Areas of Critical Need and Shortage; Employment of Prospective Employable Professional Personnel
W. Va. Code 18A-3-1a - Alternative Programs for the Education of Teachers
W. Va. Code 18A-3-1b - Recommendation for Certification of Alternative Program Teachers
W. Va. Code 18A-3-2 - Teacher Certification; Required; Expiration; Qualifications; Certification of Aliens
W. Va. Code 18B-14-8 - Statewide Task Force on Teacher Quality
W. Va. Code 18-2-18 - Study on Fluctuating Staff in Schools with a High Percentage of At-risk Students
W. Va. Code 18A-3-1c - Study of Training, Certification and Licensing; Report to Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability at December, 2001, Interim Meetings; Collaboration on Sources of Funding for Education and Training for Reduction in Force; Teacher to G

Teacher Mobility (Portability-Reciprocity)

W. Va. Code 18A-3B-1 - Establishment of Educators' Professional Standards Board

Teacher Preparation

W. Va. Code 18-2-30 - Statewide Curriculum Technology Resource Center Established; Distribution of Materials by Regional Educational Service Agencies
W. Va. Code 18A-3-1 - Teacher Preparation Programs; Program Approval and Standards; Authority to Issue Teaching Certificates
W. Va. Code 18A-3-2b - Beginning Teacher Internships
W. Va. Code 18A-3A-5 - West Virginia Advanced Placement Center
W. Va. Code 18A-3B-1 - Establishment of Educators' Professional Standards Board
W. Va. Code 18B-11-6 - National Institute for Teaching Excellence Established
W. Va. Code 18B-14-8 - Statewide Task Force on Teacher Quality
W. Va. Code 18B-7-5 - Faculty and Classified Employee Continuing Education and Development Program
W. Va. Code 18-2I-6 - West Virginia Professional Staff Development Advisory Council: Functions of the Regional Staff Development Councils
W. Va. Code 18-2I-7 - West Virginia Professional Staff Development Advisory Council: Limitations on Funding of Councils
WV Board of Education Policy 5050 - West Virginia Commission for Professional Teaching Standards
WV Board of Education POLICY 5203 - National Board For Professional Teaching Standards Certification Reimbursement/Salary Bonus Program
WV Board of Education Policy 5500 - County Professional Staff Development Councils
WV Board of Education Policy 5900 - Beginning Educator Internship Program
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