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October 2020

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Attend the WebXam User's Workshop on October 9th
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WebXam User's Workshop

The WebXam User's Workshop will be held on October 9th and will be online only. Topics will include recent WebXam improvements, testing tips, recruiting for the current year's test development, and more! If you're interested in attending, please review the link below.

WebXam User's Workshop

Extended Pretesting Window

The window for pretesting will close on October 16th, 2020. Be sure to have all your pretesting completed by this date. More information related to testing can be found at the WebXam Calendar. At present, all WebXam Assessments must be delivered using school-owned equipment with in-person proctoring being performed by a school district employees.

Why Pretests are Important

Posttesting available in November

Posttesting, practice tests, and field testing will begin on November 2nd, 2020. WebXam testing is required to be conducted in-person. Teachers and administrators should reference the Assessment Matrix at the ODE-CTE website for definitive policy guidance on appropriate tests for your courses. Additional details about individual tests offered may be found on WebXam's About the Tests page.

About the Tests

WebXam 2020-2021 Calendar

The WebXam Calendar for 2020-2021 is available on the WebXam News site. Field testing dates have not yet been determined due to closures caused by COVID-19. For more information about important testing dates and deadlines, see the link below.

WebXam Calendar

CTE COVID-19 Information

The WebXam News site will contain updates regarding the changes related to the response to COVID-19. You can find updates related to the Ohio Department of Education and WebXam on our site.


No Pretesting for Construction Technologies

We want to remind you that there is no pretesting available for all Construction Technologies courses in the 2020-2021 school year. All item banks in this field are in field testing or still need to be created. Please email us at webxam@osu.edu if you have questions regarding this.

Share Your Expertise - Be a SME!

We are going to be finalizing the writing for Construction Technologies during the fall of 2020. If you are an instructor for this career field, we need you to help us write new test items. We will also need your assistance with Validation and Standard Setting. If you are interested in participating for these workshops, please visit https://go.osu.edu/participation-survey. Be sure to sign up today - SMEs are KEY to WebXam work!

We are also going to be conducting item-writing for Health Science in the 2020-2021 school year. If you are an instructor or industry professional in this career field, we need you to help create new test items for students! Please visit this participation survey to let us know you're interested: go.osu.edu/hs-item-writing.

What is a SME?

Participate in the Content Standards Survey

If you cannot help us write items, but would still like to provide your input on the tests for Health Science, please sign up to take a survey that helps us prioritize content standards for each course by contacting Bridget McHugh at mchugh.159@osu.edu.

Learn More About the Tests

WebXam Pretests on ODE Approved Vendor List

WebXam staff are pleased to announce that the WebXam pretesting system is on the ODE-Approved Vendor list for 2020-21. The complete list is available at the ODE State Tests page. More information is available on ODE's site.

Test Security Rulebook

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the WebXam test security rulebook. Teachers and administrators who access the WebXam website to administer or deliver tests are required to agree to the WebXam User Agreement, which includes acceptance of the revised Test Security Rule Book.

Test Security Rulebook


WebXam User's Workshop

More information can be found here.


Last day of fall pretesting

Last day for pretests until winter window


First day Field Tests and Finalized Tests released

Post Tests are available for testing

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