Item Authoring and Banking Solution

As a leading test developer and publisher for over 60 years, PSI brings a unique breadth of experience and expertise in providing services and solutions for item authoring, item banking, and automated test assembly and management. PSI designed and developed unique software functionality to automate all phases of computer-based testing.

The Item Authoring and Banking Solution is web-based. The web-based solution can be hosted by PSI or the Client and supports Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google browsers. There is no downloadable software, so mainte- nance and user problems are minimized. Multiple reviewers can simultane- ously review all items in the item banks for technical accuracy and bias, as well as editing and psychometric reviews. Additional system features include:

Solution Capabilities

  • Web-based interface for external test developers and item management
  • Track changes during item development
  • Version and change control capabilities
  • Item coding
  • Item authoring, including graphics
  • Migration from draft to production status of items
  • Approval requirements including item locking for completed items
  • Integration of statistics on items, forms and candidate groups
  • Item exposure statistics
  • Automated test assembly for fixed form multiple-choice exams
  • Authoring and storing of innovative item types
  • Linear -on-the-fly, adaptive and/or mastery tests capabilities
  • Test form publishing to the delivery platform
  • Expert quality control capabilities for published forms
  • Multiple language capabilities