Item Banking: Secure, Configurable, Collaborative

Effectively manage teams of item writers, push items through a customized workflow, and store historical metadata

We make it easier to manage and publish exams

Role- and Content-Based Security

Create & manage users; assign to specific roles, such as Item Author or Test Scheduler; limit them to specific item banks

Customized Blueprints & Standards

Upload your own standards/outcomes/blueprints and assign items to them; create any custom fields you need.

Easy-to-use Item Authoring

Nearly limitless possibilities of item types, formats, and configurations – but with a WYSIWYG editor that anyone can use.

Automated Item Generation

Produce quality templates, efficiently produce item variants, grow your item bank with minimal effort

Item Review

Define fields on which you require input from reviewers, driving quality control and collaboration

Automate Your Standard Setting

Gather Angoff ratings for defensible standard setting, export for analysis of inter-rater reliability.

Workflow Management

Define a workflow process for your items to ensure top quality content. Manage the process with an engaging Kanban Board approach.

Quickly Assemble and Publish Tests

Search/filter your item banks to find the best items; add them to the test; arrange into sections; publish for online or paper delivery

What is Item Banking?

Item Banking refers to the development and management of a large pool of high-quality test questions.  Items are treated as reusable objects, which allows you to more efficiently publish new test forms.  Items are stored with extensive historical metadata to drive validity.

Then what? Well, once you publish test forms, you can immediately deliver on our integrated digital assessment platform, print to paper, or export the items for delivery elsewhere.

Collaboratively Develop & Manage Large Item Banks

Automated Item Generation

Create item templates based on cognitive models developed by your subject matter experts. Define what is variable and what is held constant. Export for review before migration to your active item bank.

automated item generation

Best Practice in Workflow Management: Kanban Boards

Define the “swimlanes” or columns/phases of your item review process.  Assign users to review items, based on custom review fields that you create.  Admins then manage items through the process, before being considered Live.  This ensures that only the highest quality items make it to the exam, and you have validity documentation of why.

Customized Item Review

Users are shown a preview of the item, and all review fields that require their input, before they submit their assignment.


Item banking is the foundation of the Test Development Cycle


Get in touch with one of our consultants to learn more.