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December 2021

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WebXam Support Closed Dec. 23rd, 24th, and 31st 2021 and Jan. 1st 2022

WebXam News

New WebXam feature simplifies awarding CTE college credit

CETE in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education and Department of Higher Education (ODHE), launched an end-of-test student acknowledgment survey, enhancing a students' ability to access college transfer credit earned through one of Ohio's Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGs). The student survey allows students, who are proficient on the taken test, to grant permission to Ohio's public colleges or universities to post-transfer credit earned through meeting the requirements of the associated Career-Technical Assurance Guide (CTAG).

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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.

Construction Technologies and Health Science Old Item Validation

We need to validate the existing items that were reviewed by SMEs for these two career fields as part of the standards alignment process. These workshops will be held in-person at CETE for three days: Construction in February (tentatively 2/22-2/24) and Health Science in March (tentatively 3/1-3/3). Please contact CETE-recruiting@osu.edu if you are interested in participating in these workshops.

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Join us for Transportation Systems Item-Writing

You can still sign up for virtual item-writing workshops, which continue in 2022. If you are an instructor for this career field in any of the courses, 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! We are especially looking for people for Sports/Recreational Vehicle Systems and Collision workshops.

Item-writing Calendars

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 scheduled for the first Friday of every month through March. All University protocols must be followed for participation. Please see the link below for more information. If you would like to schedule an on-site review, please contact Bridget McHugh at mchugh.159@osu.edu.

Teacher Review Workshops

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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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

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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 of Winter Pretesting

Pretests are available for winter window.


Last day of Winter Pretesting

Pretesting testing closed for the year.


Last day for Field Tests and Teacher Effectiveness

More information can be found here.

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