ETS expanded its online Formative Assessment Item Bank with more than 11,000 mathematics and language arts test questions aligned to Massachusett's Learning Standards in the K-12 Curriculum Frameworks.
The ETS Formative Assessment Item Bank enables Massachusetts educators to use items aligned to state academic standards to create custom formative assessments to be given throughout the year. The testing is designed to assist teachers to improve and adjust instruction and to develop personalized learning strategies for students struggling with a particular standard.
Districts can use the Item Bank to create standards-aligned benchmark assessments to assess students consistently across the district.
Teachers access the Item Bank online through the ETS data management software, Instructional Data Management System (IDMS). New questions are developed and added to the Item Bank on a regular basis.
State-aligned items are currently available in Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Additional states are scheduled for coverage in the coming months.
ETS, 609/921-9000 or http://www.ets.org/k12learn2/datadriven.html/.