The Big Idea, Cross-Referenced to Basic Rules of Item Writing

What endeavor doesn’t benefit from planning and preparation? What endeavor succeeds without preparation? Ah, fatal words! Too late in moving here, too late in arriving there, too late in coming to this decision, too late in starting with enterprises, too late in preparing. These first guidelines of the CCSSO/TILSA Quality Control Checklist for Item Development […]

Before the Beginning

In the beginning, when all is without form and void, here is what an item writer should have in order to write test items: project overview and background company and/or project style guide, whichever should be followed for the assignment list of standards to be assessed (with or without item-to-skill distribution) item specifications with content […]