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Winter Pretest Window Closes January 31st, 2020
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Winter Pretest Window

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 2nd through January 31st, 2020. As a reminder, students that took a pretest must take the posttest on or before April 24th, 2020 for the teacher to receive a student gain calculation and remain in compliance under OTES regulations.

Posttests and field tests are available during the winter pretest window, so it is important to activate the correct pretest.

To learn more about the pretests offered by WebXam, please visit the WebXam pretest documentation page.

Pretesting for Construction in Fall 2020

Staff would like to remind you that the pretests for Construction Technologies will be available for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. They will not be available next year (2020-2021) due to field testing of item banks now under revision. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at support@webxam.org. Your participation enables us to create a more thorough test, which can help your students succeed.

Share Your Expertise - Participate in Upcoming Item-Writing Workshops

We are going to be writing for Construction during the 2019-2020 school year. Workshops are in progress and we still need SMEs specifically in Architecture and Interior Design. If you are an instructor for this career field in any courses, we need you to help us write new items for new course tests. If you are interested in participating for these writing workshops, please visit http://go.osu.edu/item-writing and tell us more about yourself. Be sure to sign up today - SMEs are KEY to CETE!

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Teacher Review Workshops for 2020

WebXam Teacher Review Workshops allow career-technical education instructors a formal opportunity to review and comment on finalized WebXam tests. Teacher Review Workshops are held in Columbus, Ohio, throughout the school year. More information, including cost and registration, can be found at the link below. The last two reviews of the year will be held on March 5th, 2020 and April 3rd, 2020. Seating will be limited. Register early to save your spot.

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Validation for Construction Technologies

If you a Construction Technologies instructor or professional, we are looking for subject-matter experts (SMEs) to conduct validation and standard setting for this career field and its pathways in early June. If you are interested in participating, please contact cete-recruiting@osu.edu.

Professional Development Offerings

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

Learn More About the Tests

CTE Program and Assessment Matrix

The Ohio Department of Education's 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 FY2019 and are available in draft form for FY2020.

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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 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.


April Teacher Test Review

More information can be found here.


Last day for submitting student upload files

More information can be found here.


Last day for Field Tests and Teacher Effectiveness

More information can be found here.


Last day for WebXam testing

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