WebXam Text-to-Speech

What is WebXam Text-to-Speech?

Text-to-Speech, or TTS for short, uses computer software to convert text into audible speech. The WebXam TTS solution was designed to be a simple and intuitive solution for students with an IEP that allows test questions to be read aloud to them.

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Ensuring that Students are Taking the Correct Tests

Over the past few years, Ohio’s CTE Pathway Tests have been transitioning to a new model of End of Course (EOC) Tests from two older models:  Modular Tests or End of Program Tests.  In the new model, a Pathway Test (for example, 45MC Structural Construction) consists of a multiple EOC Tests (for example, 178001 Carpentry and Masonry Technical Skills) taken by students.

During these transition years, it is important to assign the correct Pathway Test to students. Continue reading

Scoring of End-of-Course Tests

In the modular Pathway Tests that were developed in the past, students had to take all modules to complete the test sequence. With the introduction of End-of-Course (EOC) Tests, students do not take all available EOC Tests in a CTE Pathway. Instead, the student takes the EOC Test for each course they are enrolled in, when a test is available for the course.

For reporting to the state’s data system, EMIS, only one overall Pathway Test score is used per student. The Ohio Department of Education does not collect scores for individual EOC Tests. So, the EOC Test scores must be combined into a single Pathway Test score. Continue reading

New Item Writing for 2015-2016 Field Testing

Ohio Department of Education

[Collaborator: Ohio Board of Regents]
Career-Technical Education
Technical Testing Project

Ohio Secondary and Postsecondary instructors are serving on Item Writing Committees to assist in the creation of End-of-Course assessments for Ohio Career Field Pathways.  In collaboration with ODE and OBR, CETE at The Ohio State University conducts and facilitates workshops in which instructors write test items that address the competencies in the Ohio Career Field Technical Content Standards.

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