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December 2020

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WebXam Support Closed December 24th, 25th and January 1st, 2021.
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Winter Pretesting Window Extended

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. Pretesting begins on January 4th, 2021 and the pretesting window closes February 12th, 2021.

To learn more about the pretests offered by WebXam, please visit https://news.webxam.org/pretests/.

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 are still being developed. Please email us at webxam@osu.edu if you have questions regarding this.

Posttesting Reminders

As a reminder, students must take the posttest on or before April 23rd, 2021, to receive a student gain calculation, which LEA's must report to the state by June 11th, 2021. CETE is currently considering several options for dealing with repeated non-compliance going forward.

Posttests and field tests will still be available during the winter pretesting window, so it is important to activate the correct test. Nineteen field tests for Construction Technologies have been posted. These field tests, each with approximately 95 items, contain the new items that were written and will become the new pre- and posttests in these courses.

See Available Field Tests

Share Your Expertise - Participate in Upcoming Item-Writing Workshops

We are going to be conducting item-writing for Health Science in the 2020-2021 school year in all pathways. 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: http://go.osu.edu/hs-item-writing.

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.

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WebXam 2020-2021 Calendar

The WebXam Calendar for 2020-2021 is available on the 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.


WebXam Test Security Rulebook

As all programs across the state of Ohio are experiencing a wide variety of teaching methods, it is a great time to review policies and procedures. Be sure to familiarize yourself and any new teachers in your school 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. Users will be prompted to confirm acceptance of these policies the first time they access WebXam each school year. The Test Security Rulebook can be found below.

Test Security Rulebook

First day of winter pretesting

Pretests are available for winter window.


Last day of winter pretesting

Pretesting tests closed for the year.


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

More information can be found here.

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