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Winter Pretest Window Closes
January 26, 2018

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Winter Pretest Window Closing

The use of pretests can help document student gain, along with the observations and measurements conducted directly by the instructor and other local district staff. The window for winter pretesting is January 2 through 26, 2018. As a reminder, students must take the posttest on or before April 27, 2018, in order to receive a student gain calculation, which school districts must report to the state by May 15, 2018.

Posttests and field tests will still be available during the winter pretest window so it is important to activate the correct test.

To learn more about the pretests offered by WebXam, please follow the link below:

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Teacher Test Reviews

WebXam Teacher Test Review workshops allow career-technical education instructors a formal professional development opportunity to review finalized WebXam tests. 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 is on February 12, 2018, at CETE – visit the News website to check the calendar for other dates in February and March.

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2017 Pretest-Posttest 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 from pretest to posttest links to different teacher effectiveness levels.

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IT Item-Writing Workshops – Validation Approaching

Recruiting for validation of all IT items will begin in early spring. If you are an IT instructor or professional, we are looking for subject-matter-experts (SMEs) in programming, software development, and interactive media for the IT item-writing process for 2018. If you are interested in participating, please visit http://go.osu.edu/IT-item-writing and complete our registration survey. Your participation can help your students succeed!

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Professional Development Offerings

CETE has a series of professional development offerings focused on the importance of testing, WebXam Quick start guides, and creating quality multiple-choice test items. These modules are free and can be found here: http://u.osu.edu/ceteassessment/pd/


Deadline Changes for Field Testing


Users of WebXam may have noticed a recent schedule change on the calendar which moved the last day for field-testing to April 27, 2018. The explanation for this is that there is change in graduation requirements, specifically Option 2 for CTE student graduation, and in the graduation dates for many high schools. CETE staff needs time to finalize the forms, and thus we recommended to the ODE Office of CTE that we move up the deadline. The deadline for CETE to post rescored field tests aligned with performance standards is now May 11, 2018. The last day for giving posttests remains June 1.

View the Updated Calendar


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.


  Calendar dates subject to change. For most up-to-date info see calendar.