Intelligent Item Bank

Intelligent Item Bank

Item Banking Software


  • Intelligent Item Bank (IIB) is an item banking application which is a specific type of database program. It varies greatly in terms of functionality. It does not only include the text of each item, but also extensive information regarding test development and psychometric characteristics of the items. Supporting both statistical theories (Classical test theory[CTT] and Item Response Theory [IRT]), availability of word processing functionality, and supporting graphics formats .
  • IIB ideally includes extensive querying functionality, so that it can easily be searched for relevant information. In addition to that, it produces in dividual items reports and overall test summary reports in just few clicks.

Product Details


Architecture
Module based software architecture allow adding & eliminating different modules according to user needs.
Uses a referential database such as Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or Oracle and compatible to Boyce Codd Normal Form (BCNF).
Environment
Compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server ships and in all publications, etc.
Can be run as Windows Desktop application, or through networks or via the Internet.
Uses the network environment to ensure speed in completing the work and maintaining the confidentiality of the tests.
IIB has a contemporary user friendly interface with different themes & provides the latest technology to meet the construction and user interface (such as toolbar, Ribbon, etc.).
Item Editor
Provides a text editor with full support for different languages (English, French, Spanish, German) and special support for Arabic language with the ability to format text and tables, images etc.
Edits and modifies mathematical equations and chemical formulas easily through editor.
Full support for MS Word add-ons: Equation Editor, & fonts.
Items & Test Construction
Stores & retrieves different types test questions with their user defined content & statistics parameters.
Define templates for various item types used in creating items.
Multiple item status (Pending, Reviewed 1, Reviewed 2, Approved, Release, Exhausted and Delete).
Advanced search engine facilitates helping user in item selection for test.
Allows withdrawing multiple test forms for the same test.
Multiple test generation methods (manual, semi-automatic).
Extracts the Test Map including the correct answers and cognitive levels of questions and other item characteristics.
Export test based on predefined or user defined template.
Exporting test statistics.
Imports bulks of items.
Apply user defined templates to test forms.
Control application look and feel.
Statistical Support
Supports classic and modern theories of measurement.
Stores a large group of well-known statistical properties (according to both classic and modern theories of measurement) with the availability of allowing the users to create any number of custom fields.
Storing item statistics over multiple administration years.
Exporting item statistics.
Bulk import of item statistics.
Produces statistical reports that can help the selection of test questions and equivalent test forms as follows:
• Statistical properties of the test items.
• Items Characteristic curves & Items Information Curves.
• Test Characteristic Curves & Test Information Curves.
System Security
Capability of encrypting item content.
Data protection and security by managing user access & privileges.