Career-Technical Education Assessment System

Secondary career-technical education (CTE) programs have required career field pathway end-of-course tests. A few pathway programs are awaiting development of end-of-course tests and are therefore using tests based on individual modules. All tests are administered electronically through a web-based application. Paper tests are no longer an option. All CTE tests are developed and administered by The Ohio State University, CETE through a proprietary system called WebXam©.

Career-Technical Education Assessment System Matrix

The CTE Assessment System Matrix is designed to help educators identify the tests that are required for their CTE pathway programs.


The use of pretests is recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as a method to help document student gain along with the observations and measurements conducted directly by the instructor and other local district staff. Note that only course-based pathways will have pretests, and that implementation will occur over several years as the test development process follows revision of Career Field Technical Content Standards and creation of course outlines.

Career-Technical education Assessment system resources

Career-Technical education Assessments for Ohio's teacher evaluation system

Districts can use selected CTE pathway end-of-course pretests and posttests as Category B Ohio Department of Education-approved vendor assessments for determining teacher effectiveness ratings in Ohio's Teacher Evaluation System (OTES).

Reset webxam form

If in the course of administering a WebXam you encounter an exceptional incident, please download this form, fill in all of the required information and return it to request a test reset.


Last Modified: 8/17/2017 9:38:44 AM