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WebXam Releases the May 2019 Newsletter

Released May 8, 2019, the May newsletter featured topics on:

  • Post Tests Close May 31
  • IT Field Testing Reopening
  • WebXam User’s Survey
  • Engineering/Manufacturing Validation Coming Soon
  • Item-writing for Construction Trades Next Year
  • Testimonials – we want to hear from you!
  • Reminder – No Pretesting for Engineering & Manufacturing in 2020
  • Teaching Professions Clarification on Education Principles Retakes
  • Professional Development Offerings

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.

WebXam Releases the April 2019 Newsletter

Released April 16, 2019, the April newsletter featured topics on:

  • Reminders of various testing windows closing
  • The WebXam User’s Survey launch
  • Graduation Year Field Now Available
  • Engineering/Manufacturing Validation is Coming Soon
  • We’re item-writing for Construction Trades Next Year – WE WILL NEED YOU
  • Testimonials – we want to hear from you!
  • Reminder – No Pretesting for Engineering & Manufacturing in 2020
  • Teaching Professions Clarification on Education Principles Retakes

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.

IT Field Testing & Student Gain Measurement: No Delays Anticipated

WebXam staff members have been tracking testing counts carefully, as well as matching them with EMIS-reported pathway headcounts, and will have NO trouble finalizing to 40-item posttests for rescoring to match the 40-item pretests. Our logic for using existing pretests was that we were delayed in communicating that pretests are NOT available during a field testing year (after major revisions due to changes in technical content standards and course outlines).

Our final day of field testing is Friday April 26, and we plan to post student gain and rescored values to instructor accounts on Monday April 29. Local deadlines for reporting student gain are Wednesday May 1, so this allows submission of data.

The current counts for IT field tests, with ODE pathway head counts to the right, are below (green indicates enough test-takers to finalize now). Note that Cybersecurity will have pretests starting next fall.

Field Testing Counts as of 04/11/19

Course Test-takers ODE #
145005 Information Technology 902 22883
145010 Web Design 599 3156
145025 Computer Hardware 2381 4157
145030 Computer Software 543 1931
145020 Computer and Mobile Applications 249 735
145035 >Networking 717 1991
145040 Network Operating Systems 151 435
145045 Network Management 135 227
145050 Network Security 205 379
145055 Routing and Switching 168 336
145060 Programming 681 5592
145065 Object Oriented Programming 312 509
145070 Visual Programming 156 601
145075 Systems Analysis & Design 44 206
145080 Database Administration 40 128
145085 Database Applications Development 41 144
145090 Game Design 150 1013
145095 Design Techniques 701 1674
145100 Creating and Editing Digital Graphics 720 1597
145105 Multimedia & Image Management Techniques 518 1274
145110 Video and Sound 556 1533
145115 Animation 297 710
145120 3D Techniques 52 267
145125 Interactive Application Development 63 148
146005 Cybersecurity (Plan B Complete) 12 15
146015 Cybersecurity Testing and Response (Plan B) 12 12
146010 Cybersecurity Defense and Reinforcement (Plan B) 0 0
TOTAL 10405 51000+

WebXam Releases the March 2019 Newsletter

Released March 14, 2019, the March newsletter featured topics on:

  • Last day for submitting student upload files
  • April Teacher Test Review
  • Last day for Field Tests and Teacher Effectiveness
  • Last day for WebXam testing

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.

WebXam Upcoming Deadlines

  • April 5: Student bulk upload window closes
  • April 9: Last WebXam Teacher Test Review
  • April 26: Field testing and Teacher Effectiveness window closes
  • May 31: Post-testing window closes

All of the upcoming deadlines may be found on the WebXam Calendar located at: https://news.webxam.org/calendar/

<!– April 27, 2018 is the last day to give field tests (field test list). April 27, 2018 is also the last day to give paired post-tests for calculation of student gain (under WebXam reports) & teacher effectiveness level (districts submit teacher effectiveness level through eTPES). The last day to upload student data in bulk is April 6, 2018. Past this deadline, school district staff will not be able to use the data file processing tool and will have to enter students individually. –>

WebXam Releases the February 2019 Newsletter

Released February 20, 2019, the February newsletter featured topics on:

  • Teacher Review Workshops
  • Engineering/Manufacturing Item-Writing Workshops
  • Validation for Cybersecurity
  • No Pretesting for Engineering and Manufacturing in Winter 2020
  • Teaching Professions Clarification on Education Principles Retakes

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.

WebXam Releases the January 2019 Newsletter

Released January 16, 2019, the January newsletter featured topics on:

  • Winter Pretest Window
  • WebXam Support Closed January 21st
  • Pretesting for Engineering and Manufacturing in Winter 2019
  • Teacher Review Workshops for 2019
  • Engineering & Manufacturing Item-Writing Workshops NEED Item-writers
  • Validation for Cybersecurity
  • ACT WorkKeys for Preparation of End-of-Course Tests
  • CTE Program and Assessment Matrix
  • About the Tests

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.

WebXam Releases the December 2018 Newsletter

Released December 12, 2018, the December newsletter featured topics on:

  • Winter Pretesting Window Opens January 2nd
  • WebXam Cybersecurity Courses Now Open for Field Testing
  • Coming Soon: Changes to Test Activation
  • New Pathway Practice Tests for 2017-18 Project Year
  • Share Your Expertise – Participate in Upcoming Item-Writing Workshops
  • Test Blueprints are Available
  • Teacher Review Workshops Now Available
  • CTE Program and Assessment Matrix
  • About the Tests

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.

WebXam Releases the November 2018 Newsletter

Released November 13, 2018, the November newsletter featured topics on:

  • WebXam Announces Release of New Pathway Practice Tests for 2017-18 Project Year
  • WebXam Posting Cybersecurity Courses for Field Testing
  • WebXam User’s Workshop Recordings Available
  • Share Your Expertise – Participate in Upcoming Item-Writing Workshops
  • Test Blueprints are Available
  • Teacher Review Workshops Now Available

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.