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April 2021

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WebXam 2020-2021
Calendar Updates
Be sure to review the WebXam Calendar for newly revised testing deadlines available on the WebXam News site. WebXam is announcing the following changes and additions:
  • The roster upload deadline is now removed.
  • The end of the post-testing window is now 6/11
  • The end-of-year reporting date is now 6/18
  • The Course Grade Upload window is from 5/3 to 6/11
WebXam Calendar

2020-21 Course Grade Substitutions

Course Grade substitution for WebXam Assessments entry will begin on 5/3 and end on 6/11, please keep in mind that end-of-course assessments are an important way to assess technical knowledge and skill attainment by the students. Grades can be submitted for students that have taken WebXam Assessments. Course grade substitution is available for Juniors and Seniors only.

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WebXam Tests - retake policy change

The Ohio Department of Education, Office of CTE and WebXam are pleased to announce that WebXam tests now may be retaken in the same school year by graduating students after allowing for additional instruction time. This change enhances opportunities for students to demonstrate technical skills attainment for the purpose of graduation and report cards. The policy for WebXam same-year retakes includes:

  • Graduating students may retake most WebXam tests once in their final school year.
  • A retake must be scheduled at least 30 days after the original assessment was performed.
  • Field tests may NOT be retaken due to the length of the tests and earlier closing of the field test window.

Additional information regarding WebXam can be found on the Career-Technical Education Assessment webpage.

Testing Updates

No Pretesting (Health Science): We want to alert you that there will be no pretesting available for all courses in the Health Science career field for the 2021-2022 school year. The assessments for these courses will be in field testing. Please email us at webxam@osu.edu if you have questions or need additional information.

Field Testing: All field tests for courses in Construction Technologies are now available. These field tests, each with approximately 95 items, contain the new items that were written to align with the revised course outlines and will become the new pre- and posttests for these courses next school year. Please be sure to try to set aside enough time for your students to take the exam in one sitting.

We Need SMEs for Health Science courses!

We are looking for individuals who teach Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry of Health, Sports Exercise Psychology, Biostatistics for Exercise Science, Surgical Support, and Exercise Physiology & Biochemistry. All workshops are virtual, and you will receive a $300 stipend for your participation. 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 are 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. Filling out the survey takes about 10-30 minutes depending on how many courses you would like to provide information on and can be completed in multiple sessions over several days (the survey will save your place).

What is a SME?

Baking & Pastry Arts - Validation & Standard Setting Survey

In order to finalize a CTAN and post-secondary credit for Baking & Pastry Arts, ODE and ODHE are adding a performance assessment to the course. The new assessment will utilize a standardized rubric to evaluate students on their application of skills and knowledge while baking a pastry. To help finalize the rubric, recipes, and other elements of the grading process, CETE is seeking feedback from Baking & Pastry Arts instructors through a survey. If you teach Baking & Pastry Arts, please look for an email inviting you to this survey sent on March 11, 2021. If you do not receive an email and would like to participate, please email Bridget McHugh at mchugh.159@osu.edu to be added to the list. Interested instructors must take the survey by April 19th, 2021. We urge all instructors who expect to teach Baking & Pastry Arts to take the survey, as these responses will have a large influence on the final assessment, including the passing score.

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

Last day for Field Tests and Teacher Effectiveness

More information can be found here.


Course grade entry (2021) window (Opens)

More information can be found here.


Last day for WebXam testing

More information can be found here.

Course grade entry (2021) window (Closes)

More information can be found here.

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