When do I have to implement the new courses?
All new courses must be implemented by 2017-18 school year.
Are there pre-test available for the new courses?
Currently there are no pre-test available for new courses. Teachers should work with local district to develop a plan for SLO.
What is the status of the Family and Consumer Sciences Webxams?
All of the Webxams have been written by Family and Consumer Sciences teacher during the 2015-16 school year. This year we will be field testing an 80+ question test. Webxam will be open for field testing start October 1, 2016 and remain open until May. Teachers should have their student complete the field test at the completion of one of the new courses for semester and year long courses.
When are webxam required?
Webxam will be required in the 2017-18 school year along with the implementation of all new courses.
How do I set up webxam?
Webxam is a vendor that operates the testing system. If you have any questions specific to operation of the system, please contact webxam. http://news.webxam.org/
Ensuring a Quality FCS Program
Approval of a Career-Technical Education FCS program is contingent upon complying with assurances. Quality of Program ORC Sec 3317.161 (C ) (1) (b) Assurance 2.a - District supports all aspects of a quality program by maintaining a system that measures program quality and provides for continuous development. At a minimum, the system should be based upon state accepted performance indicators and Ohio Department of Education approved Career-Technical Education Quality Program Standards.
Quality Program Standard # 9: Leadership Development - All students participate in intra-curricular Career-Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that promotes cognitive knowledge and skill and leadership development. The CTSO associated with FCS is FCCLA which provides activities such as conventions, conferences, camps, and knowledge/skill competitions.