Learn what is new with the WebXam Online Testing System and information about important upcoming dates.
October 2021

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2021-2022 Posttesting Window is Now Open
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Testing Window is open

The testing window is now open for all available practice tests, posttests, and field tests. This date also opens the teacher effectiveness windows for districts using pre- and posttests for student gain or High-Quality Student Data measurements.

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WebXam User's Workshop Recordings Available

The WebXam User's Workshop was held virtually on October 12th. Video recordings of the webinar have been posted online for users who were not able to attend. This workshop highlights navigating and using the WebXam system. Teachers and administrators new to the WebXam system are encouraged to watch, but the workshop will also serve as a worthwhile refresher for experienced users.

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No pretesting for Health Science, including Medical Terminology

We want to remind you that there is no pretesting available for any Health Science courses in the 2021-2022 school year. This includes the Medical Terminology course, which will also have an impact on the Business, Agriculture, and Law and Public Safety career fields. These new item banks will be field testing this year. Please email us at support@webxam.org if you have any questions or need more information.

Join us for Transportation Systems Item-Writing

There is still time to join us for virtual item-writing workshops, which start in November. If you are an instructor for this career field in any of the courses, especially Collision and Aviation, we need your help with writing new items for Transportation Systems courses. If you are interested in participating in these writing workshops, please visit http://go.osu.edu/ts-item-writing and tell us more about yourself. If you have questions or need any clarification, please contact cete-recruiting@osu.edu. Be sure to sign up today - SMEs are KEY to CETE!

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Pastry Performance Assessments

Baking and Pastry Arts will be piloting performance assessments in the 2021-2022 school year, starting in January 2022. This process will require students to demonstrate hands-on skill for their subject matter with a checklist and rating scale used to evaluate student performance.

Transportation Systems Blueprint Planning Survey

As part of this planning process for item-writing workshops, we ask instructors in Transportation Systems to provide us with input on which content standards are more important for each course. If you are a Transportation Systems instructor who has not yet taken this survey, please contact Bridget McHugh at mchugh.159@osu.edu with your name and preferred email address to receive a link to the survey.

Teacher Review Workshops

WebXam and CETE staff are resuming Teacher Review Workshops at CETE in the 2021-2022 school year. Due to University policies, there is a limited number of spaces available, and they are currently only scheduled through December. All University protocols must be followed for participation. Please see the link below for more information.

Teacher Review Workshops

WebXam Calendar is Live

The WebXam Calendar for 2021-2022 has been finalized and is now up on the News site. Be sure to note the pretesting and field-testing windows on your schedules. For more information about important testing dates and deadlines, see the link below.

WebXam Calendar

Test Security Rulebook

The start of a new school year 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 administrate or deliver tests are required to agree to the WebXam User Agreement, which includes acceptance of the revised Test Security Rulebook. 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

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 district's CTE pathway programs. Details about programs and their required assessments can be downloaded from ODE's website.

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About the Tests

WebXam's About the Tests page lists important details about the CTE tests currently offered in WebXam. Details include how many questions are in the test, if the test is in field testing, cutoff scores, if pretests are available, and what the rules are for passing the pathway test.

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First day Field Tests and Finalized Tests Released

Post Tests are available for testing.


WebXam User's Workshop

More information can be found here.


First day of Winter Pretesting

Pretests are available for winter window.


Last day of Winter Pretesting

Pretesting testing closed for the year.

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