W. Va. Code R. § 135-21-5 - English Composition Placement Standards

Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022

5.1. Students at any public two-year institution in West Virginia may enroll in a college level credit bearing English course without required academic support programs provided the following cut scores are met:

Assessment Test

English Composition

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (taken March 2016 and later)


SAT Essay

13 (combined score)

ACT English


Next-Generation ACCUPLACER - Writing


*As these new tests are further verified, placement scores will be updated on the Commission website.

5.1.a. Satisfactory performance on a writing sample administered by each institution, with Chancellor's approval.
5.1.b. Other assessments or end-of-course exams in English/language arts as approved by the Chancellor.
5.2. Students not meeting the appropriate English pathway placement score are placed into a college-level, credit bearing course with required academic support. With Chancellor's permission, institutions can use multiple assessments including factoring the high school GPA.
5.3. A transfer student who has successfully completed the remediation at the sending institution shall be deemed to have met the placement standard at the receiving institution.


W. Va. Code R. § 135-21-5

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