High Quality Item Banks
What is an Item Bank?
An item bank is a collection of high quality, professional written items from which you can easily use to create a customized assessment.
Why Use an Item Bank?
Writing a high quality item to be used in an assessments is a very complex and time consuming process. Most teachers and administrators have had very little, if any, training in creating effective assessment items. Formative assessments are typically short but frequently administered activities. An item bank provides administrator and teachers a pool of items they can quickly pull from to create a quality formative assessment. The data from these item bank created assessments would provide valuable feedback to drive instruction and monitor student achievement throughout a learning objective.
Items Bank vs. Actions Bank
Lennections is very excited to offer our clients a Premium Action Bank, Think of our Action Bank as an item bank, but so much more. Typically questions on formative assessments are referred to as items. We understand that formative assessments contain more than just questions. Formative assessments frequently ask a student to perform a task or action verses simply answer a question. Our items require students to perform an action. They may be selecting a response or constructing their own extended response.
An Action Bank You Can Trust
Lennections Actions Bank has been provided by Measurement Incorporated (MI). MI has been a reputable leader in providing customized educational assessments for over 37 years. MI's psychometricians, experts in the field of science associated in examinations and measurement of knowledge, have developed each item in the Premium Action Bank. Rest assured that each action has been professionally analyzed to insure validity and reliability.
Measurement Incorporated has developed assessment materials for companies like Pearson, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and CTB McGraw-Hill. Lennections is pleased to partner with MI to make these professional items available to teachers and schools for ongoing formative assessment.