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High-quality, high-performing items require expertise to craft and manage. They can also be one of your most valuable assets. Our item writing and analysis experts ensure every item on your exam is performing at its best.
Item writing begins with sound competency profiles and a solid test blueprint. We’ll help you create these roadmapss to determine what type and how many items you need to develop.
Our psychometricians help you develop items that accurately and reliably measure a test-taker’s knowledge and skills in each area of expertise. We’ll ensure your exam competencies are precisely assessed regardless of whether you use traditional items — such as multiple choice, multiselect, or short answer items — or more advanced item types that measure higher cognitive functions and critical thinking skills.
It’s impossible to create a valid, reliable, and defensible exam without recruiting and engaging valuable SMEs. Our team is here to guide your SMEs through the entire item workflow cycle, from initial writing to review, approval, analysis, implementation, and maintenance.
Believe it or not, creating exam security and accessibility begins during the first stages of exam development, including item writing. We’ll coach you in best practices to embed security measures in the blueprinting, item writing, and exam assembly processes. And we’ll guide you in using inclusive verbiage (e.g., neutral pronouns) to increase accessibility, show respect to test-takers from diverse backgrounds, and lower the chances of inadvertent item distractors.
Our psychometricians follow proven methodologies to review, edit, analyze, and manage items to ensure they are performing as expected. We’re here to help with a full range of services, including:
Writing strategic items can lay the foundation of your exam. It’s a science that many test developers like to keep secret. But we prefer to teach our clients this crucial step so they can be confident in their own work – and ours. This guide explores our item development process and strategies.
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