WVDE aggregates the data available on WVEIS for automatic registration of each teacher’s class
Students are registered for the test based on the class information in WVEIS
Students use online practice quizzes to prepare for test.
Student Acuity user ID and password remains the same for the actual test.
WV History Teachers share this information with test moderator on test day in the event that a student forgets this procedure.
Golden Horseshoe Test Administration
Essay Test administrator can be the social studies teacher.
Test Administrator for the online test must not be the regular classroom teacher for West Virginia History.
Test Administrator may be the school counselor, county coordinator, an administrator, or a teacher from a different curricular discipline.
The confidentiality agreement must be completed by each test administrator (for the essay and the online test administrators) and needs to be sent to the WVDE by February 8.
Substitutes on the day of the test must fill out a confidentiality agreement and fax it to the WVDE that date.
Sample Test Items for Practice
Available from mid-January 2013
There is no teacher access to these items.
The items cannot be printed as a whole document.
Home School Students
Home school students are to contact the school in their district and inform the principal that they need to register:
School/Golden Horseshoe Contact will need to complete a Golden Horseshoe Registration form for the student. The form will need to be e-mailed to email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. All fields must be completed or the form will be returned.
Make arrangements with the principal and the WV Studies teacher to take the essay test at the school on the essay test day ONLY.
Make arrangements to take the multiple-choice test at the school on the county designated day ONLY
Private School Students
Private schools need to contact the County Golden Horseshoe Contact, Mary Ann Freeman
School contact will need to complete a Golden Horseshoe Registration form for the student. The form will need to be e-mailed to email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. All fields must be completed or the form will be returned.
You will navigate through the test answering questions
At the end of the test, you have 2 choices you can SAVE & EXIT and go back to the test later or you can click on FINISH & TURN IN TEST. This screen also shows you any questions that you have forgot to answer.
On the day of the actual Golden Horseshoe test be sure to click on FINISH & TURN IN TEST or it will NOT be scored.
Opportunities for online preparation at WV Culture Site
The next set of slides will give you a view of the materials available online at the WV Division of Culture & History site for your students to use both in your class and on their own for Golden Horseshoe Test preparation.
These are screenshots from the site:
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