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April 2019

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Field Testing and Teacher Effectiveness Windows Close April 26th
Post Tests Close May 31
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Reminder: Various Testing Windows Close April 26th

WebXam would like to remind you that field testing and the window to give posttests for measuring teacher effectiveness BOTH close on April 26. Be sure to get your testing completed before this date to be able to measure pretest/posttest student gain. Check out the WebXam calender for more important dates.

All WebXam deadlines are available at the WebXam Calendar.

WebXam User's Survey

We need your feedback to make WebXam the best tool for you and your students. 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

Graduation Year Field Now Available

WebXam staff have listened to your requests and have updated the system to allow setting the student graduation year as part of the student record; this information identifies the expected school year of graduation or when the student did graduate. This information is can be set in the secondary student edit page or can be change via bulk action; the Testing and Pathway reports allow you to limit results by graduation year.

Engineering/Manufacturing Validation is Coming Soon

We are finishing up item-writing for Engineering & Manufacturing and are now looking for participants in Validation & Standard Setting in early June. We will provide both reimbursement and stipends for your participation. If you are interested in joining us, please visit http://go.osu.edu/EM-item-writing and complete our registration survey or email CETE Recruiting.

We're item-writing for Construction Trades Next Year - WE WILL NEED YOU

We will be creating new test item banks for Construction Trades in the 2019-20 school year! The general workflow is from alignment/revision of existing items in early fall, item-writing in fall/winter/spring, and finishing up with validation and performance standard-setting. If you’re interested in participating,please complete the registration survey at http://go.osu.edu/CT-item-writing or email CETE Recruiting. We’re looking forward to working with you.

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Testimonials - we want to hear from you!

Have you recently participated in an Engineering & Manufacturing 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!

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Reminder - No Pretesting for Engineering & Manufacturing in 2020

Staff reminds you that the pretests for Engineering and Manufacturing will not be available next year (2019-20) due to field testing of item banks now under revision. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at webxam@osu.edu.

Teaching Professions Clarification on Education Principles Retakes

Technical support receives occasional inquiries about retaking Education Principles (350010) which has two scored components, an End-of-Course (EoC) Test and a Portfolio. If this course is not passed as a junior, it is possible to retake the assessment package as a senior. Due to the course score being a composite of the components the best strategy is to retake the EoC test and resubmit the portfolio as a senior (with any revisions suggested by assessors or an additional year of learning experiences). Rescoring will only take place if both the test and portfolio are resubmitted in the same year.

Learn More About the Tests

CTE Program and Assessment Matrix

The CTE Program and Assessment Matrix is designed to help educators identify the tests required for their CTE pathway programs. Details about programs and assessments can be downloaded for FY2018 and are available in draft form for FY2019 and FY2020. Read more

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About the Tests

The WebXam About the Test 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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Last day for Field Tests and Teacher Effectiveness

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Last day for WebXam testing

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