ERIC Number: ED262048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Item Banking Procedure and Quality Control in Dade County Public Schools.
Before an item bank is constructed, several curriculum and testing considerations should be addressed. Such issues include the number of students enrolled in the selected subject area; number of desired objectives and items per objective; method of storing the items; and how and when to train how many teachers in item writing. The following steps are then used for construction and quality control of the item bank: (1) training teachers in writing test items and item specifications--this usually involves two days of orientation followed by a month of item writing; (2) review and revision by a panel of qualified persons; (3) assembly and field testing of experimental tests, including attention to format and printing; (4) item analyses, using both Rasch and traditional procedures, followed by the removal of inappropriate items; and (5) item bank maintenance using a readily accessible computer system. These procedures are used in the Dade County, Florida Public Schools for item banks in the following curriculum subjects: geometry, algebra I, life science, biology, and American history. (Appendices include a test item evaluation check list, sample item specifications, an answer sheet, and item statistics). (GDC)
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