Be an AP Reader!

unnamed-1

 Exchange ideas with fellow AP teachers.

For more than 50 years, AP® has partnered with high school AP teachers and faculty at colleges/universities to prepare students for success in higher education. By participating in the AP Reading, college-level faculty and high school teachers help ensure that AP Exams continue to measure a student’s ability to master college-level work.

Join more than 12,000 college faculty and AP teachers who convene annually to score answers to free-response questions from students around the world. This is a unique opportunity to attend the very best Teacher Professional Development that exists today in education.

This year we are focusing recruitment efforts on professionals with expertise in:

 

  • Art History
  • Human Geography
  • Biology
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Calculus
  • Music Theory
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Physics
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Seminar
  • English Language and Composition
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Spanish Literature and Culture
  • Environmental Science
  • Statistics
  • European History
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • French Language and Culture
  • U.S. History
  • German Language and Culture
  • U.S. History Short Answer
  • World History

 

Apply now to score AP Exams at the AP Reading!

 

You’ll receive:

·         A stipend, lodging, and meals

·         Reimbursement for travel expenses

·         Opportunities for professional development hours and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available to high school teachers

Approved applicants will remain eligible for appointment to future AP Readings for six years and are not required to reapply each year.

If you previously applied and/or are currently an approved AP Reader, you do not need to reapply.

 

 

Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. All rights reserved. ETS, the ETS logo and LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS). College Board is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board. Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board. 28953

Privacy Policy | Remove Me

ETS | Rosedale Road | Princeton, NJ 08541

Latest Golden Horseshoe INFO

 

On Behalf of

Joey Wiseman, Assistant Director

Office of Secondary Learning

 

 

Online Portion of the Golden Horseshoe Test – Username and Password

The West Virginia Department of Education has created a platform to host the Golden Horseshoe Test online.  We hope to have it fully functional mid-to-late month.  To begin preparations for online testing, all students will need to be able log into WebTop to access the test.  WebTop accounts for all students are automatically generated.  Login and passwords are accessible by designated individuals within the RESAs and counties.  This information can be exported in a CSV format using the WebTop admin app.  If you need help accessing this information please contact Chris Casto at chris.casto@k12.wv.us or Robert McCoy atrmccoy@k12.wv.us.

 

Home-school and private-school registration has not changed.  The registration form is accessible online at http://wvde.state.wv.us/socialstudies/goldenhorseshoe.html.  Because of the changes in the platform, we would prefer if all home-school and private-school registration be submitted by January 30, 2015.

 

 

Practice Essays Questions and Practice Multiple Choice Test Items

Practice essay questions are located on the WVDE Social Studies website’s Golden Horseshoe webpage, http://wvde.state.wv.us/socialstudies/goldenhorseshoe.html.  Practice multiple choice tests are already available for students on the Acuity Platform.  As in the past, students are the only individuals who have access to the online multiple choice practice tests.  There is a printable practice multiple choice test that can be found on the Golden Horseshoe webpage (link above).

 

 

Essay Portion of the Golden Horseshoe Test

Each year the Golden Horseshoe test includes an essay question.  For the sake of the time required to read the essays, the essay portion of the test must be given on February 10, 2015.  The essay test question will be sent to the county contacts two weeks prior to February 10.  County coordinators are responsible for distributing the essay question to all of the students in their county including private schools.

 

Remember that home-school students will be coming to their home public school to take both portions of the test.  Make sure they are made aware of the time they need to report.  The essay tests will be gathered by county coordinators and returned to the Office of Secondary Learning by February 20, 2015.  Please remember that there is no make-up day for either portion of the test and students are not required to complete the essay portion in order to take the online multiple-choice portion.

 

 

Online Portion of the Golden Horseshoe Test

The multiple-choice portion of the test will be delivered online to your students on your assigned test date.  These dates are posted on the Golden Horseshoe Page each year prior to the beginning of the school year. If there is a snow day or delay please contact us to reschedule if necessary.  If there are technical or internet issues please have the school contact us directly as soon as possible.  All students in a given county must take the online portion on the same day because all counties do not take the same exam.

 

 

Confidentiality Agreement

Confidentiality agreements for both the essay and online test can be found on the WVDE Social Studies website’s Golden Horseshoe webpage (listed above).  Anyone who administers any portion of the Golden Horseshoe Test must complete the appropriate confidentiality agreement and return it to the Office of Secondary Learning to be filed along with the absentee rosters.  The confidentiality agreement for the Golden Horseshoe Essay Test portion may be returned to the WVDE with the essays.  The confidentiality agreement for the Golden Horseshoe Online Multiple Choice Test portion will need to be completed and sent to the WVDE via fax, email attachment or hard copy a minimum of three days before the county is scheduled to test.  We recommend that you have all the teachers and test administrators complete the confidentiality agreement on an ISE day to make sure all teachers and test administrators are familiar with the testing regulations.

 

 

Absentee Rosters

Absentee rosters must also be completed each time either the essay or online test is given.  The roster must list the names of all the students who were absent from testing or choose not to take the test.  If all students are present, please write no absences or none on the absentee roster.  Absentee rosters may be returned via fax (304-558-1834) or email (vbarron@k12.wv.us).  Any student whose name is on an absentee roster is ineligible for the Golden Horseshoe Award.

 

 

Upcoming Dates

January 3

 

 

 

Mid-Month

Deadline to request Braille Test

Deadline to submit county WV Studies teachers’ names and email addresses.

 

Practice test on Acuity become available for students.  (Practice tests are posted once a week on Fridays.)

February 10

 

 

 

20

 

23

 

 

 

 

24-26

Golden Horseshoe Essay Test portion for ALL counties.  This is for breaking ties and students are not required to take the essay to take the online multiple choice portion.

 

Essay tests must be in the WVDE, Office of Secondary Learning.

 

Private & Home-school students’ registrations are due to the WVDE, Office of Secondary Learning.

All students must have logged into Acuity to test their usernames and passwords.

 

Golden Horseshoe Online Multiple Choice Test

March 3-6

 

6

Golden Horseshoe Online Multiple Choice Tests

 

Deadline to nominate an Honorary Golden Horseshoe recipient

April 3

 

 

 

15

Golden Horseshoe winners will be sent to counties and winner/honorary packets will be mailed to winners and selected honoraries.

 

Deadline for name corrections for the program, certificate and name badges

May 1

 

Mid-month

Golden Horseshoe Ceremony, Capitol Complex

 

Golden Horseshoe Online Multiple Choice test scores will be emailed to the county superintendent and county Golden Horseshoe coordinator.  Website to enter nomination:  http://tinyurl.com/ghhonorarynom

June Middle to End of the month Golden Horseshoe winner and honorary memorabilia packets will be mailed.

 

Contact

Additional information can be found on the Golden Horseshoe webpage at http://wvde.state.wv.us/socialstudies/goldenhorseshoe.html.  Please call Joey Wiseman or Veronica Barron at 304-558-5325 or by email at rjwisema@k12.wv.us or vbarron@k12.wv.us.

 

If you have any questions regarding this email, please contact me at vbarron@k12.wv.us or 304-558-5325.  Thank you and have a great day!

 

Respectfully,

Veronica

Veronica Barron

Secretary III-A

WVDE Office of Secondary Learning

GH Calendar 14-15 estim Timeline

golden horseshoe participants-emailghnotes

__________________________________________________

Golden Horseshoe Notes

2014 – 2015

Please find below a review of important information for the Golden Horseshoe Exams.

  1. Be sure that the 8th grade WV History class roster is correctly entered into WVEIS. The state will be periodically pulling the class roster. No paper copies of class rosters should be sent to Joey Wiseman. All rosters need to be electronic.

 

  1. All 8th grade students should be afforded the opportunity to take the Golden Horseshoe test, however, taking the Golden Horseshoe test is optional. Students should not be forced to take the test nor should they be denied from taking the test.

 

  1. The WV History teacher cannot administer the Golden Horseshoe online test on March 4, 2015. Therefore, you will need to assign another test proxy. This could be a counselor, another content area teacher, etc. Please remember the test proxy will need to be trained in the administration of the Golden Horseshoe online test. Please do not wait until the day of the test to train the test proxy. The WV History teacher may administer the essay portion of the test on February 10, 2015.

 

  1. There is a confidentiality agreement for each test. The confidentiality agreement must be completed by each test administrator (for the essay and the online test) and these need to be sent to me no later than February 13, 2015. Remember the essay test is on February 10, 2015. If the teacher is absent and a substitute is required on the day of the test, the substitute must complete a confidentiality agreement.

 

  1. The WVEIS identification number is both the username and password. This identification number will allow the student access to the practice test and to the actual online test.

 

  1. Please make sure the student information is correctly entered into WVEIS. The state will use this information to send packets to the winners. May 1, 2015 is the Golden Horseshoe Ceremony in Charleston. I will also be recognizing the winners during one of our county board meetings. More information on that will be forthcoming.

 

  1. It is the responsibility of the parents of home-schooled students to contact the school if they wish to have their child participate. Principals will need to email an electronic spreadsheet to Joey Wiseman with the information on the home-schooled student because you will not have that information in WVEIS due to the fact these students are not enrolled in your school. Do not put homeschooled student into WVEIS. Once a home-schooled student declares interest in the test, the principal will inform the parent of the dates of the tests and will make accommodations for the student to come to school to take the test. The home-schooled student must take the online test and the essay test on the assigned dates at your school.

 

 

  1. Private schools must email Joey Wiseman student information electronically on a spreadsheet. It is my understanding that Joey will send usernames and passwords to you. So don’t delay in getting your student information to Joey so that your students may begin studying/practicing for the test.

 

  1. Please be reminded that if you have students who have an IEP or a LEP with accommodations listed, you must honor those accommodations. If you have students who need large print or braille, please let me know no later than January 3, 2015.

 

  1. If your contact information should change please let me know immediately so that you and your school will not miss out on important information.

 

  1. If you should have any technology difficulties on the day of the online test, please contact Bob Hollandsworth immediately. If the problem is not resolved I need to know immediately to let the state know. The state is the only one who can reschedule the online test. Chances are the next day back to school the test will be given. If there should be a snow day the state is the only one to reschedule the online test.

 

  1. If we should have a snow day on the day of the essay then the essay will be given the next day back to school. If you have a 2 hour delay, the essay test will still be administered. The essay is used for the tie breaker. The essay can only be one page in length. The essay is disqualified if it is more than one page.

 

  1. There are no makeup days for either test. Please let your students be aware of this.

 

  1. Absentee rosters need to be used for those students who are absent on the day of each test. The absentee roster needs to be submitted to the state.

 

  1. Don’t send confidentiality agreements, essays, or absentee rosters by way of van. They can either be dropped off or mailed to my attention. I should have both confidentiality agreements, essays, and the essay absentee roster no later than February 13, 2015 so that I can mail them to WVDE.

 

  1. If you should have any questions please feel free to contact me mafreema@k12.wv.us or George Sumner gsumner@k12.wv.us.

 

Remember to check your WV History WVEIS roster for accuracy.

Thank you and Good Luck!

 

Mary Ann Freeman

Director of Federal programs

Fayette County Board of Education

111 Fayette Avenue

Fayetteville, WV 25840-1219

 

GOLDEN HORSESHOE CALENDAR 2014 – 2015

 

Estimated Timeline

 

DECEMBER 2 WVDE Office of Technology creates the database of necessary information for the purpose of automatic online test registration for all 8th grade students. Registration will be based on WVEIS class information. The state will update this information one week prior to the test to accommodate those students who may have moved during the school year. Teachers should ensure that their enrollment rosters are accurate.
 
JANUARY 3 Deadline to request a Braille test – to Mary Ann Freeman
 
Mid-JANUARY Online Golden Horseshoe Test practice quiz is available for all students to begin practicing for the 2015 Golden Horseshoe test.
 
 
FEBRUARY 10 West Virginia History Teachers administer Essay Test in West Virginia History classes. This test may be administered by the regular West Virginia History teacher. All 8th grade students are eligible to take this test if they choose to do so. This test is designed to be completed in one class period.
 
FEBRUARY 13 Essays, rosters, and confidentiality agreement are due back to Mary Ann Freeman.
 
FEBRUARY 23 By this date or sooner all 8th grade students who intend to take the Golden Horseshoe online test should have logged onto the sample test and checked to ensure that their assigned username and password are working properly and that they understand how to use the online tools to take the test. Students can practice with the online practice quizzes from any computer once they have ensured that their usernames and password are working properly.
 
FEBRUARY 23 All home and private school registration are due to WVDE 
 
MARCH 4 Fayette County administers online testing. This test must be administered by a certified educator other than the regular West Virginia History teacher. All 8th grade students are eligible to take this test if they choose to do so. This test is designed to be completed in one class period.
 
MAY/JUNE County recognition of winners
 
MAY 1 Golden Horseshoe Ceremony in Charleston

WV Studies Site-MH3WV

logo

West Virginia

Official Symbols

http://www.mh3wv.org

ABOUT MH3WV

West Virginians are proud to be West Virginians. West Virginians, whether by birth or choice, whether current resident or “not-for-now,” all have a unique love for their state.

It may be impossible to find a song about West Virginia that does not include the word “Home.” When traveling, or moving to another place, we West Virginians will look for other people or things that remind us of Home. When crossing the state line – whether over a river or a mountain, between the mountains, or even through a mountain – and the sign says “Welcome to Wild and Wonderful West Virginia,” it really means “Welcome Home!”

This is the spirit that helped create MH3WV. It is a non-profit organization with a specific purpose:   “To support and enhance the teaching of West Virginia Studies.” We are independent and not part of any of the organizations to which we have internet links, but have gathered information to support our purpose.

This website is the first part. Here will be found dozens of links to WV and US websites, and more than a few YouTube videos, all showcasing the diversity of our hills, our heritage and our home. It will be constantly updated, never really finished, and we will highlight changes on the home page in the “What’s New” section. Whether you are a student, a teacher, or someone just wanting to learn more, this website can be your “One Stop Start” for West Virginia Studies.

There is more to come: a Facebook page, and Instagram (because that is where the young folks are, at least for now), perhaps Twitter and other social media. Items for the classroom will be developed as we receive feedback. See the contact page or email ej@mh3wv.org.

– June 20, 2014

259550_MH3WV_Symbols_Poster_12x18_1126.pdf

MH3WV – “The One Stop Start” for West Virginia Studies – was inspired, in part, by a series of short radio programs from the 1950s and early 1960s in Kanawha County on WCHS, produced with the Junior League of Charleston and Kanawha County Schools, variously called Know Your State, Exploring Your State, or simply, Your State. Along with similar programs, Our Musical Heritage and Musical Pictures, many of the audio programs and printed materials are available on a website. A more complete story is there.

Thanks to:

  • all the national and WV state agencies to which we have links, because their work preserves our history and culture, and makes that information easily available to everyone, including students in WV Studies
  • the other, mostly non-profit, organizations to which we have links
  • individuals and organizations who have posted YouTube videos
  • students, faculty and staff of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic of the West Virginia University College of Law
  • Morgantown Printing and Binding
  • WV Division of Culture and History
  • MyRadioNetwork.us

Policies:

We will not link to any websites that are commercial or political in nature, nor to any that have an abundance of advertising, unless specifically noted as such.  Sponsors/donors of MH3WV (“The One Stop Start” for WV) will be identified as such; their small logos may also appear on printed materials.  We try not to add any additional commercialism to the classroom.

We will not share any personally identifiable information, such as names, email addresses, etc. with any other organization.

About MH3WV

Privacy and Legal:

We may collect the following information:

  • The name of your domain; for example, “abzcompany.com”;
  • The IP address of the client accessing the web site(s);
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site(s);
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site(s), if applicable;
  • The pages you visit within the website(s); and
  • The links made to other websites through our site(s).

This information is collected for purposes of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and in improving content and performance of the site(s). This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes.

We may collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide while visiting this website or social media. Examples of personally identifiable information may include (but are not limited to):

  • An e-mail address, if you are communicating with us through e-mail;
  • Information you voluntarily submit to us for the purposes of completing or submitting an application or form online; and
  • Other information volunteered, such as vendor profile/contact information, survey information or content of e-mail.

A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that website, nor of that website to this one. Once you link to another website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including but not limited to its privacy policy.

Trademarks, Service Marks, and Copyrights

All trademarks, service marks or copyrights appearing on this website and other linked websites are trademarks, service marks, or copyrights of their respective owners. .

Information Disclaimer

Information provided on this website is intended to allow the public convenient access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information, we cannot guarantee that the information will be error-free. Therefore, mh3wv,inc. expressly denies any guarantee of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published through our websites and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.

Any person who relies upon such information obtained from these websites, does so at his or her own risk.

The contents of this website are published for information purposes only and subject to change without notice.

iCivics Survey

This email is for those social studies teachers who are familiar with iCivics products.  iCivics is often asked to make more games and lesson plans for high school students.  We have many high schools that use us, but founder Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has asked us to find out from high school social studies teachers what that means.  Basically, what will it take to make our products “right” for high school?

We’ve developed a short survey (click on the link – should take less than 15 minutes) to help answer that question. Would you please respond to the survey and forward this to any high school teachers you know that are familiar with iCivics products?

Thank you for your valuable time!  Please respond before January 23rd.  If you have any questions or concerns – please do not hesitate to contact me!

Questions to:

Mrs. Jo Boggess Phillips

Ripley High School

Social Studies Teacher

AP Government & Politics, State & Local Government, and Civics

iCivics National Teachers Council

 

RHS – (304) 372-7355

 

Golden Horseshoe Resources

        Pin Detail

GOLDEN

HORSESHOE

2014-2015 Golden Horseshoe Testing Schedule

UPCOMING DATES

August Updating Golden Horseshoe county contacts.
September Continue Updating Golden Horseshoe county contacts
October 1 Golden Horseshoe Online Multiple Choice Test Day schedule is finalized.
October / November Instructional video regarding student programs will be uploaded.
December 2 Private and Home-School student registration for Golden Horseshoe testing begins.  (See Golden Horseshoe Registration Form blow under the headings Registering Your County’s Students to Take the Golden Horseshoe Testand Forms.)
January 3Mid-Month Deadline to request Braille TestDeadline to submit county WV Studies teachers’ names and e-mail addresses.Practice test on Acuity become available for students.  (Practice tests are posted once a week on Fridays.)
February 102023

24-26

Golden Horseshoe Written Essay Test for ALL counties.Essay test must be in the WVDE Office of Secondary Learning.Private and Home-School students registrations are due to the WVDE Office of Secondary Learning.

All students must have logged into Acuity to test their usernames and passwords.

All Practice tests on Acuity are turned off.

Golden Horseshoe Online Multiple Choice Testing (County test schedule is above).

March 3-66

23-April 3

Golden Horseshoe Online Multiple Choice Testing.  (County test schedule is above.)  FAYETTE- MARCH 4Deadline to nominate an Honorary Golden Horseshoe recipient.Golden Horseshoe winners will be sent to counties and Winner and Honorary Packets will be mailed.
April 315 Golden Horseshoe winners will be sent to counties and Winner and Honorary Packets will be mailed.Deadline for name corrections for the program, certificate and name badges.
May 1Mid-Month Golden Horseshoe Ceremony, Capitol Complex.Golden Horseshoe Online Multiple Choice Test scores are e-mailed to the county superintendent.

Golden Horseshoe Information

Preparing for the Golden Horseshoe Essay and Multiple Choice Online Test

Essay Test: Sample Essays from 2012-2013. Other practice essays can be found at the end of the page under Forms.

Essay Test Lines: PDF

Golden Horseshoe Preparation Page: http://www.wvculture.org/history/goldenhorseshoeprep.html

Registering your county’s students to take the Golden Horseshoe Test

Any 8th grade student can take the Golden Horseshoe Test one time.  We use the Acuity system for administering the actual online Golden Horseshoe Test.  For those students who have not used Acuity before, we provide practice tests so that students can become familiar with the site before the actual test date.  We request that all students test their usernames and passwords by FEBRUARY 23.

Both home and private school students are eligible to take the test.  All students must be registered using the Golden Horseshoe Registration form by MARCH 3.  The form must be filled out completely and correctly.  If the form is not completely correct, the form will be returned and the student(s) will not be registered.

Registration Process

Public school students do not need to be registered.  The Office of Assessment does a batch enrollment from the WVEIS system.  The students’ usernames are their student ID numbers.

Once correctly completed registrations have been received by the WVDE Office of Secondary Learning, the registration forms are submitted to the Office of Assessment and Accountability once a week for a batch enrollment.  It takes about a week to a week-and-a-half to get the students enrolled.  If you have not heard from Veronica Barron 2 weeks after submitting the registration form please send an e-mail to vbarron@k12.wv.us.

Home-School Students

Home-school students will need to be registered to take the test.  The registration form can only be completed by a teacher, counselor or a school/county administrator were the student would normally have attend public school.  We do not permit parents to submit the registration form because the county/school needs to know that the student is planning on participating.  Once the student has been enrolled, we will e-mail the person who submitted the registration with the students information and instructions.  NOTE:  Home-school students are required to go the school that they would normally have attended to take the Essay Test and the Online Golden Horseshoe Test.

Private School Students

Private schools can participate as long as they have a school code and complete the registration form.  The school code and county code can be obtained from the Master School Code website at http://jo.my/countyschoolcode, by selecting the county the school is located in and then scrolling through the list of schools.  NOTE:  Private schools must take the essay test and online Golden Horseshoe test on the same day as the rest of the county.  Private schools should notify the county Golden Horseshoe County Contact that they are participating so that information can be distributed to the school.

Golden Horseshoe Registration Form 

Take the Test

Where to Log Into Acuity?

acuity.north.k12.wv.us
acuity.south.k12.wv.us
Other Servers

Berkeley

Doddridge

Grant

Hampshire

Hancock

Hardy

Lewis

Marion

Marshall

Mineral

Monongalia

Morgan

Ohio

Pendleton

Preston

Randolph

Taylor

Tucker

Tyler

Upshur

Wetzel

Wirt

WVSDB

Barbour

Boone

Braxton

Calhoun

Clay

Fayette

Gilmer

Jackson

Lincoln

Logan

Mason

Mingo

Monroe

McDowell

Nicholas

Pleasants

Pocahontas

Putnam

Raleigh

Ritchie

Roane

Summers

Wayne

Webster

Wyoming

Institutional Ed. Programs

Private Schools – acuityathome.comBrooke – acuity.brook.k12.wv.usCabell – acuity.cabe.k12.wv.us

Greenbrier – acuity.gree.k12.wv.us

Harrison – acuity.harr.k12.wv.us

Jefferson – acuity.jeff.k12.wv.us

Kanawha – acuity.kana.k12.wv.us

Mercer – acuity.merc.k12.wv.us

Wood – acuity.wood.k12.wv.us

FAYETTE-  acuity.south.k12.wv.us

Essay Test

The essay test is not required and if a student chooses not to complete the essay it does NOT disqualify them from taking the online Golden Horseshoe Test.  The essay test is used to break a tie between scores for the online test.

The essay test is scheduled for February 10.  Two weeks prior to the test we will e-mail the essay question to the Golden Horseshoe County Contact.  We ask that the Golden Horseshoe County Contact distribute the essay test to their schools, pick the essay test back-up and send the entire county’s essay test back to the WVDE in one envelope.  In case your county is spread out, the individual schools can return the essay tests directly back to the WVDE Office of Secondary Learning.  We recommend that you send the tests back with sometime of tracking number in case the package is misplaced by the Post Office.

  • The essay test CAN be administered by the regular WV studies teacher in a regular 40-45 minute class period.
  • The teacher/test administrator will be asked to complete a confidentiality agreement and an absentee roster.  The absentee roster should include students who are absent the day of the essay test and any student who chooses NOT to take the essay test

Incase of a snow day, please contact the WVDE Office of Secondary Learning at 304-558-5325 and ask for Joey Wiseman or Veronica Barron.  Otherwise, there are NO MAKEUP DAYS for the essay test.  If a student is absent the day of the essay test, he/she may NOT make it up.

Essay Test Forms

Absentee Roster       PDF       Word

Essay Test Confidentiality Agreement         PDF

Online Golden Horseshoe Test  March 4- Fayette County

The online test is a 50 multiple choice question test that can be completed in 40-45 minutes.

Test proctor/Moderator
    • The test proctor/moderator/administrator MUST NOT be the regular classroom teacher for the online Golden Horseshoe Test.
    • The test will be turned on at 7 AM each morning and off at 3:45 PM each afternoon.
    • The test is timed by the proctors/moderators and students should be allowed 40-45 minutes to take the test.  The Acuity site will NOT shut the test down after 40-45 minutes.
    • If a student has an IEP that requires classroom accommodations, please provide those accommodations.  For example, if a student requires extra time, please give that student extra time.  If a student requires someone to read to them, please arrange for someone to read the test to the studen

The regular WV Studies teacher may NOT administer the Online Golden Horseshoe Test to the students.  The WVDE requires an online confidentiality agreement stating that the test administrator is NOT the regular WV Studies teacher and will keep all information regarding the Golden Horseshoe test confidential.  This confidentiality agreement must be signed 3 days prior to the county’s scheduled test day.  We recommend that you have all the teachers and test administrators complete the confidentiality agreement on an ISE day to make sure all teachers and test administrators are familiar with the test’s regulations.

Internet Usage Tips on Test Day

  • We suggest that you ask all other computer users to refrain from downloading or tying up the broadband.
  • If there is an internet slow down, please allow the students sufficient time to make the test fair.
  • If a student is kicked off the Internet, just have them log back in.  As long as the student has not submitted the test he/she can reenter the test

During the month of March, please notify use of any new or transfer students.  We will need to make sure that he/she has an Acuity account and the account reflects the correct county they are testing in.

After the testing is complete, all absentee rosters will need to be e-mailed/faxed to the WVDE Office of Secondary Learning.  We will check to make sure that the county’s winners are not on the absentee list before declaring them actual winners.

Online Test Forms

Test Day Tips          PDF

Absentee Roster       PDF      Word

Online Test Confidentiality Agreement   Word      Multiple Signatures Word

  • Three Days prior to the test
    • FAX to 304-558-1834E-mail a scanned copy to rjwisema@k12.wv.us
    • Mail to WVDE, ATTN: Robert “Joey” Wiseman, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Building 6 Rm 603, Charleston, WV  25305

Test Day Tips    PDF

Winners

The number of winners is determined by population but every county is given a minimum of two winners.  The bigger the county is the more winners they will have.  The Golden Horseshoe test is a competition within a county NOT within the state.  We do not have average scores for the state or counties.

As we begin getting the winners, we will send the list of winners to the superintendent and the county contact.  Please stress to your teachers we will not be sending the scores to the counties until the middle of May.

We will send information directly to the students and their families about the Ceremony.  If a teacher/test administrator would like to attend, we have extra seating in the lobby area where a closed circuit TV is set up or they can participate behind the scenes by being an escort.

Honorary Nominations

Each year it is customary to honor selected educators or individuals who have made an outstanding contribute to West Virginia, West Virginia Studies and/or Golden Horseshoe program by naming them as Honorary Knights or Ladies of the Golden Horseshoe.  An individual is nominated by the county superintendent only .  Each county superintendent may nominate only one person per year.  Only 10 persons a year may receive the award.  In the event more than 10 nominations are received, a committee will review all nominations and select the ten most deserving nominees.  To nominate an individual , please complete the online form at.Golden Horseshoe Online Honorary Nomination Form

Forms

Absentee Roster  Word   PDF

Confidentiality Agreement Essay Test  PDF

Confidentiality Agreement Online Test Word   Multiple Signatures Word 

Essay Lines  PDF

Golden Horseshoe Registration Form  Excel 

Practice Essays  PDF

Practice Multiple Choice Questions  PDF 

Practice Answer Key   PDF 

Test Day Tips    PDF

Archives

2012-2013 Golden Horseshoe Ceremony Video 

2012-2013 Golden Horseshoe Program

2013-2014 Golden Horseshoe Ceremony Video

2013-2014 Golden Horseshoe Program

West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Winner Database 

If you have like to replace a Golden horseshoe pin, please visit the Lost Pin Replace page 

Contact Information

Social Studies Coordinator, Robert “Joey” Wiseman (rjwisema@k12.wv.us)

Assistant, Veronica Barron (vbarron@k12.wv.us)

Office of Secondary Learning

Phone:  304-558-5325                 FAX:  304-558-1834

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Building 6 Room 603, Charleston, WV  25305

Above Courtesy:  WVDE     http://wvde.state.wv.us/socialstudies/goldenhorseshoe.html

If a private school does not have a school code, one can be obtained by contacting the Office of Information Systems at 304-558-8869.

Golden Horseshoe Registration Form