WebXam at CETE announces the continuation of an optional system supporting Ohio Career-Technical Education in measuring gain through a pretest-instruction-posttest model. This document explains procedures for student gain measurement, which represents a shift from posttest-only models, using tests written to Ohio Career-Technical Education course outlines. Note that only course-based pathways have pretests; this year, 300+ pretests are available.
The use of pretests is recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as a method to document student gain, along with the observations and measurements conducted directly by the instructor and other local district staff. CETE, the maintainer of WebXam, is offering pretests for 2019-20 under Category C for the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). Category C refers to local district use for Student Learning Objectives.
“Frequently Asked Questions” is a document maintained by the Ohio Department of Education Office of Career-Technical Education. This document is located on the agency’s CTE website and provides more detail. WebXam staff will provide a link to this content once it is finalized and publish by ODE.
NOTE: When a career field set of End-of-Course item banks is in field testing, pretests are NOT available. For 2019-20, Engineering and Manufacturing pretests are withdrawn.