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.
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 operating the pretesting system for 2021-22 under Category B for the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). CETE is an ODE approved assessment vendor for both growth and High Quality Student Data. “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.
NOTE: When a career field set of End-of-Course item banks is in field testing, pretests are NOT available.