Thank you to Career-Technical teachers, administrators and stakeholders that attended to WebXam Updates session at Ohio ACTE on July 26. We appreciate the opportunity to talk with you about the changes coming to WebXam for the coming year as well as to look back at last year.
Each student who completes a VT, VP, or VN (FCS) course should participate in an end of course assessment (WebXam) as identified in the program and assessment matrix. Completion of a course is defined as a student who sits for 90% or more of the course and/or earns full or partial credit. Students who were unsuccessful in meeting the minimum proficient assessment score for a course in which the student is currently or had been enrolled may be provided an opportunity to retake.
WebXam end-of-course assessments may be retaken in the same school year by any CTE student currently enrolled or previously enrolled in a course with a testing requirement. Students should be provided an opportunity to retest after allowing for additional instruction time. This 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:
Students may take an end-of-course test no more than twice per academic school year (each school year begins July 1 and ends June 30)
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
Starting this year, students will no longer use passwords to access tests in WebXam. Instead, Access Codes will be generated when test sessions are activated that will work only for that test session. Access Codes are 6-character letter number combinations.
Access Codes can be downloaded at the end of the test activation process as a CSV or as a PDF. They are also available via the Activations Report.
If a student is taking multiple tests on the same day, the Access Code will be the same for each test.
Access Codes are:
NOT case sensitive. They are presented as uppercase for readability, but lowercase letters can be used.
Simpler and shorter than passwords
Active from one hour before a test session begins, to one hour after the activation window ends, outside of that time, the Access Code will not work.
WebXam is changing activation for the following reasons:
Simplify login for students in testing situations
Allow students to securely access accounts in non-testing situations
The Center on Education and Training for Employment in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education and Department of Higher Education, launched an end of test student acknowledgement survey, enhancing a students’ ability to access college transfer credit earned through one of Ohio’s Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGs). The student survey appears at the completion of each WebXam test a student takes associated with 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). The student survey enhancement address needs for a uniform method of communication between Ohio’s secondary students and Ohio’s public colleges and universities to simplify awarding credit through career-technical credit transfer (CT²).