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Preparing for End-of-Year Testing
and Reviewing Important Deadlines

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Preparing for End-of-Year Testing

As spring arrives, we encourage WebXam teachers and administrators to review the upcoming WebXam deadlines for the school year.

Upcoming deadlines include:

  • The last day to upload student data in bulk is April 6, 2018. Past this deadline, school district staff will not be able to use the data file processing tool and will have to enter students individually.
  • April 27, 2018 is last day to offer posttests for school districts who are using the pretest and posttests to measure their students' improvement.
  • The last day for students to take field tests is April 27, 2018. Field testing is used to collect student performance data on tests, which requires an earlier close date to allow time for processing.
  • June 1, 2018 is the last day for WebXam testing.

It is important that test administrators plan for the upcoming dates as it is not possible for us to make exceptions.

All WebXam deadlines are available at the WebXam Calendar.


Update on Teaching Professions Testing Requirements

A new portfolio/rubric and new tests for the Teaching Professions pathway requires testing and portfolio ratings to be completed by April 27, 2018. Please contact ODE with questions about testing requirements.

Contact ODE


Field Testing Counts

Each fall, newly written test items are released to students as Field Tests, an important part of the process for creating final test forms of 40 items. We encourage teachers who are teaching Field Tested courses to test their student's by April 27, 2018. The collected Field Test data will be used to calculate the benchmark scores for the final test forms. Please follow the link below for a list of the courses that are in the most need of additional student participation.

See Field Tests with low particpation


WebXam User’s Survey

We need your feedback to continue to make the user experience of WebXam the best it can possibly be. Please consider participating in the WebXam User’s Survey to inform us of your user experience and provide us with feedback.

WebXam User’s Survey


IT Item-Writing Workshops – Validation Approaching

We are looking for participants in the following workshops to wrap up item-writing: Database Administration, Database Applications, and Computer & Mobile Applications. Validation for IT test items will take place in JUNE - if you an IT instructor or professional, we are looking for subject-matter experts (SMEs) to come visit us at CETE and review the questions written during the 2017/2018 item-writing year. Lunch, parking and a stipend will be provided – come network with your fellow teachers! 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!

What is a SME?


Testimonials Needed – we want to hear from you!

Have you recently participated in an item-writing workshop? If so, we love to hear about your positive experience networking with fellow teachers and working to make future tests a success. Please email us a written (or recorded) testimonial outlining the wonderful experience you had with us. Be sure to include your name, school, and what you teach, along with your positive experience. You may be featured in future newsletters or on the WebXam News website!

Submit your testimonials


Last Teacher Test Review of Year

WebXam Teacher Test Review workshops allow career-technical education instructors a formal opportunity to review and comment on 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 final review of the year will be held on April 10, 2018. Seating will be limited. Register early to save your spot.

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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. This is due to changes in the 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 regular posttests remains June 1.

View the Updated Calendar


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

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


Deadline for CETE to post rescored field tests
More information can be found here.


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

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