Category Archives: Announcements

WebXam Releases the March 2022 Newsletter

Released March 16, 2021, the newsletter featured topics on:

  • Health Science Field Testing
  • CETE at BPA and DECA State Competitive Events Conferences in Columbus
  • Transportation Systems Validation & Standard Setting
  • Construction Technologies and Health Science Old Item Validation
  • WebXam Professional Development Offerings

https://static.cete.osu.edu/assessment/newsletter/202203_WebXamNewsletter.html

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.

WebXam Releases the January 2022 Newsletter

Released January 16, 2021, the newsletter featured topics on:

  • Winter Pretest Closing January 28th, 2022
  • New CTE college credit
  • No pretesting for Health Science, including Medical Terminology, Construction Technologies and Health Science
  • Old Item Validation is POSTPONED
  • Join us for Transportation Systems Item-Writing

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.

WebXam Releases the December 2021 Newsletter

Released December 16, 2021, the newsletter featured topics on:

  • New CTE college credit
  • No pretesting for Health Science, including Medical Terminology, Construction Technologies and Health Science
  • Old Item Validation
  • Join us for Transportation Systems Item-Writing
  • WebXam User’s Workshop Recordings Available

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.

WebXam feature simplifies awarding CTE college credit

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).

Image of student acknowledgement survey to allow credit to be shown on transcripts.
The student acknowledgement survey appears at the completion of each WebXam 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). 

For more information about Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGs), please visit the Ohio Department of Higher Education Career-Technical Articulation and Transfer Page.

WebXam Releases the October 2021 Newsletter

Released October 18, 2021, the October newsletter featured topics on:

  • 2021-2022 Posttesting Window is Now Open
  • WebXam User’s Workshop Recordings Available
  • No pretesting for Health Science, including Medical Terminology
  • Transportation Systems Item-Writing
  • Pastry Performance Assessments
  • Transportation Systems Blueprint Planning Survey
  • Teacher Review Workshops

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.

WebXam Releases the September 2021 Newsletter

Released September 14, 2021, the April newsletter featured topics on:

  • Pretesting closing
  • NO pretesting for Health Science
  • Post Testing opens in October
  • 2021 WebXam User’s Workshop
  • Baking and Pastry Performance Assessments
  • Item-writing in 2021-2022
  • Teacher Review Workshops

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.

WebXam Releases the June 2021 Newsletter

Released June 18, 2021, the April newsletter featured topics on:

  • 2021-22 Calendar Available
  • CETE will be at Ohio ACTE
  • WebXam User Survey
  • Health Sciences Testing Updates
  • SMEs needed for Health Science Validation & Standard Setting!
  • Item-writing in 2021-2022

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.

2020-2021 Course Grade Substitutions

In response to the ongoing challenges schools have faced due to COVID-19, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 67 that allows juniors and seniors to use course grades in place of or in addition to test scores for the 2020-2021 school year to meet graduation requirements.

Please review the linked newsletter to learn more.

WebXam Releases the April 2021 Newsletter

Released April 14, 2021, the April newsletter featured topics on:

  • 2020-21 Course Grade Substitutions
  • WebXam Tests – retake policy change
  • Testing Updates
  • We Need SMEs for Health Science courses!
  • Baking & Pastry Arts – Validation & Standard Setting Survey

An archived version of this email newsletter is available here.

Correction: The newsletter incorrectly had 2021-2020 written as a date under “Testing Updates”. This should have been written as 2021-2022.