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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:

  • 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.


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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 students 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 participation


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


IT Item-Writing Workshops – Validation Approaching

We are looking for participants in a Post-Secondary Workshop to review courses from early in the item-writing process in May. If you are interested in participating, please visit http://go.osu.edu/IT-item-writing and complete our registration survey.

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. You can email your interest in participation here! Lunch, parking and a stipend will be provided – come network with your fellow teachers! Your participation can help your students succeed!

What is a SME?


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 program specialist for more information.

Learn More


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, 2018.

View the Updated Calendar


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.