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Teacher Effectiveness Survey

WebXam requests your participation in a brief online survey. Participants will be asked to consider the levels of teacher effectiveness as stated by the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) and provide judgments about how student gain links to different teacher effectiveness levels. The survey will remain open until late December.

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WebXam Announces Release of New Pathway Practice Tests for 2017-18 Project Year

Staff are pleased to announce that 16 new pathway practice tests have been posted for use by both teachers and students. These practice tests, each with 20 items, represent a sample from all of the end-of-course item banks — their purpose is to simulate the experience of the post-tests.

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WebXam User's Workshop Recordings Available

The WebXam User's Workshop was held at CETE in Columbus on October 12th. Video recordings of the webinar have been posted online for users who were not able to attend. This workshop highlights navigating and using the WebXam system. Teachers and administrators new to the WebXam system are encouraged to watch, but the workshop will also serve as a worthwhile refresher for experienced users.

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Teacher Professional Development Test Reviews

WebXam Teacher Professional Development Test Review workshops allow career-technical education instructors a formal opportunity to review finalized WebXam tests (once per cycle of 4-5 years). Teacher Test Reviews are held in Columbus, Ohio, throughout the school year. More information, including cost and registration, can be found at the link below. The next review will be held December 4, 2017.

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Share Your Expertise - Participate in Upcoming Item-Writing and Validation Workshops

Are you an IT instructor or professional? We are looking for subject-matter-experts (SMEs) in IT for the item-writing process for 2018. If you’re interested in participating, please visit http://go.osu.edu/IT-item-writing and complete our registration survey! We will be finalizing our lists soon, so sign up today!

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Graduation Requirements/Reporting

The Ohio Department of Education is reviewing graduation requirements (especially Option 2) and the reporting required for those requirements. Be sure to reach out to your pathway consultant for more information.

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CTE Assessment Matrix

The CTE Assessment System Matrix is designed to help educators identify the tests required for their CTE pathway programs. The Matrix document identifies which WebXam tests should be taken based on CTE Pathway Name, SubjectCode, and student grade level.

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About the Assessments

The WebXam About the Assessments page lists important details about the CTE tests currently offered in WebXam. Details include how many questions are in the test, whether the test is in field testing, what the cutoff score is, whether pretests are available, and what the rules are for passing the pathway test.

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December Teacher Test Review
More information can be found here.


First day of winter pretesting
Pretests are available for winter window.


January Teacher Test Review
More information can be found here.


Last day of winter pretesting
Pretesting tests closed for the year.


February Teacher Test Review
More information can be found here.


March Teacher Test Review
More information can be found here.


Last day for submitting student upload files
More information can be found here.


April Teacher Test Review
More information can be found here.


Last day for Posttests if using Pretest for student gain
More information can be found here.


Last day for students to take field tests
More information can be found here.


Last day for WebXam testing
More information can be found here.