CETE Staff are pleased to announce that 16 new pathway practice tests, each 20 items, have been posted for use by both teachers and students. These practice tests represent a sample from all of the end-of-course item banks – their purpose is to simulate the experience of the post-tests. A percent score out of 20 is reported but the data are not used for other purposes.
Typically, 5-6 items out of 20 are from Strand 1 while the remainder address the technical content of the course outline. Scenario and C2 (higher-level) items are included so that students have exposure to these item types before testing.
The table below shows the 16 newly released practice tests by number, and their career field and pathway. WebXam users are invited to use these tools to prepare students for testing. These new forms join a set of 13 pathway practice tests that have been available, dating back to 2014 when the practice test system launched.
In the most recent project year, 2016-17, a total of 239 instructors and 1307 students took pathway practice tests, so there are some local programs taking advantage of this additional test prep strategy.
Pathway Practice Tests for 2017-18
* Tests new for 2017-18
|Career Field||Pathway Practice Tests||ID|
|Agriculture & Environmental Systems||Agribusiness and Production Systems *||03PR.01|
|Agricultural and Industrial Power Technology *||05PR.01|
|Animal Science and Management *||08PR.01|
|Natural Resource Management *||39PR.01|
|Biotechnology and Food Science *||46PR.01|
|Arts & Communication||Visual Design and Imaging *||18PR.01|
|Media Arts *||19PR.01|
|Performing Arts *||38PR.01|
|Business & Administrative Services||Business and Administrative Services *||02PR.01|
|Construction||Construction Design and Management||15PR.01|
|Mechanical and Plumbing Systems||27PR.01|
|Engineering||Engineering and Design||26PR.01|
|Family & Consumer Sciences||Family & Consumer Sciences *||90PR.01|
|Health Science||Health Information Management||22PR.01|
|Exercise Science and Sports Medicine||23PR.01|
|Allied Health and Nursing||25PR.01|
|Hospitality & Tourism||Culinary Arts *||34PR.01|
|Human Services||Human Services||21PR.01|
|Information Technology||Information Support and Services||81PR.01|
|Programming and Software Development||83PR.01|
|Law & Public Safety||Foundations of Firefighting and EMS||41PR.01|
|Transportation Systems||Air Transportation *||09PR.01|