WV State Standards & BCS Curriculum Maps
We invite you to learn more about state standards and curriculum within Berkeley County Schools. This page is designed to share standards, curriculum plans and resources across a variety of programmatic areas.
WV College and Career Readiness Standards
West Virginia College and Career Readiness Standards are the roadmap for our student's journey toward college and the competitive, global workforce. These standards are a set of West Virginia developed high expectations that educators use to help students achieve graduation and become successful in school, work and life. These are the goals that will direct students to read and think critically, process information, draw logical conclusions, and become effective communicators, both verbally and in writing.
These standards are consistent goals held for all West Virginia students and include what students should know and understand at each grade level. The West Virginia College and Career Readiness Standards increase in complexity and rigor as the student progresses through grade levels. The standards are not a curriculum, as is so often believed. Teachers determine the exact paths (or the curriculum) that are taken to meet the goals and exactly how the standards should be taught in their classrooms.
Our West Virginia College and Career Readiness Standards serve as an all-important roadmap for our students, teachers, administrators and parents. They establish a direction and an endpoint for the journey. Our valued teachers determine the pathways taken to reach these goals, depending on the specific needs of their students. The ultimate destination of the journey is to graduate students who are well-prepared for school, work and life.
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Berkeley County Schools adopts instructional materials based upon rules set forth in the West Virginia Code, West Virginia Department of Education policies, and our local policies. Instructional resources are broadly defined and “include print materials, electronic resources and systems, or combinations of such instructional resources which convey information to a student that covers no less than eighty percent the required content and skills approved by the state board for subjects taught in the public schools.”
The selection of instructional resources in a multi-step process starts with the establishment of an adoption schedule for all of the content areas required to be taught in West Virginia Schools. The adoption schedule for instructional materials divides the content areas into specific groups and is reviewed on a six-year cycle. The State Board of Education adoption schedule can be found here.
Each year, the State Superintendent of Schools must provide to county boards of education a list of registered vendors of instructional resources. Lists of registered vendors for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years can be found here. The current list, along with other information regarding the adoption cycle, can be found here.
Berkeley County Schools has chosen to adopt its instructional materials from the list of instructional resources approved by the West Virginia Board of Education. It reviews the selections and, with the help of school curriculum teams, selects from the state list which instructional materials it will use for the time period in question.
Once Berkeley County Schools selects a vendor for its instructional materials, it receives a list of supplemental instructional resources available through that vendor. Supplemental instruction resources are those materials, like library books and reference materials, which are available in addition to the instructional materials described above. These supplemental resources are both curricular and recreational in nature. Although not required to be reviewed on the same schedule as its instructional materials, Berkeley County Schools reviews its supplemental resources to ensure that they continue to meet the criteria set forth in Berkeley County Schools Policy IFAA. This process is ongoing, as supplemental resources may be added or removed at any time.
Please check back periodically as this list will continue to be revised. Parents, students and school personnel are welcome to provide comments and feedback on any of these materials and should contact their school principal.
Currently, our supplemental instructional resources include the following:
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