ERIC Number: ED266167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Reviews of Microcomputer Item Banking Software.
Deck, Dennis; And Others
This paper reviews 18 microcomputer software item banks on an individual basis. Software Programs reviewed are AIMS (Academic Instructional Measurement System); CREATE-A-TEST; Exam Builder; Exams and Examiner; MicroCAT; Multiple Choice Files; P.D.Q. Builder; Quiz Rite; Teacher Create Series (5 programs); TAP (Testing Authoring Program); TestBank Test Rite; Testmaster; Testmaster Series; Tests, Caicreate, Caitake; Tests Made Easy; TestWorks; and the Sage. Each review devotes one to three paragraphs to the following areas: (1) general program description; (2) item bank; (3) item bank maintenance; (4) test assembly; (5) test administration and scoring; (6) student recordkeeping; and (7) test use. Two tables summarize the reviews and allow for software comparisons. Table 1 provides the program title; the vendor name and address; the computer used and major features; and list price of software. Table 2 gives a brief overview of the reviews in chart form. (LMO)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Assessment and Evaluation Program.