ERIC Number: ED242763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Item Banking for State and Local Test Development and Use: Specific Guidelines for Local Practitioners.
Estes, Gary D.; Arter, Judith A.
A project to assist with improving test efficiency in local school districts and state agencies is described. The report describes and defines the term "item banking." Considerations in selecting, developing, or managing an item bank are discussed. Testing purposes considered suitable for item banking include student selection for special programs, certification of student competencies, general survey assessments, and diagnosis or monitoring individual student progress on instructional objectives. Resources which local districts, state agencies, and others might provide, and roles each agency might play, are discussed. The report is designed to provide the background and guidance needed to form decisions concerning whether and how to use item banking. (DWH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Assessment and Evaluation Program.