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Mission


           The mission of the Office of Education Performance Audits is to assist the West Virginia Board of Education, the Legislature,            the Governor, and the Process for Improving Education Council in establishing and maintaining a system of education            performance audits which measures the quality of education and the preparation of students based on standards and            measures of student, school, and school system performance and progress and the processes necessary in providing a            thorough and efficient system of education in West Virginia.



OEPA Goals


          1. Determine school accreditation and school system approval status for each school and each school district in the state.

          2. Assure that each school and each school system is accountable for the efficient use of existing resources to meet or               exceed standards.

          3. Require each school and each school system to annually target resources to improve student, school, and school system               performance.

          4. Provide accreditation information to the Legislature, Governor, the general public, and any individual who requests such               information.

          5. Establish early detection and intervention programs to assist underachieving schools and systems in improving performance.

          6. Assure that all statewide assessments of student performance are secure.

          7. Establish as part of the process for improving education the development of the capacity of schools and school systems to               meet or exceed standards.

          8. Train/retrain a cadre of people for on-site reviews.

          9. Identify exemplary schools and school systems.

        10. Monitor and evaluate the components of the Office of Education Performance Audits.