What Test Items Work Best for Online Formative Assessment?

Long Beach district weighs several factors in vetting providers of item banks

Associate Editor

School districts are struggling to figure out which formative assessment tools will work best for their educators. One of the biggest challenges is identifying the best test-item-bank provider.

That’s been the experience of California’s 80,000-student Long Beach district, where teachers have long used paper-and-pencil tests to do the formative job. Now, after spending recent years adjusting to…

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