Leverage our expertise, experience, and innovation to build your assessment items.

Content Development

High quality content. Highly qualified content specialists.

Pacific Metrics offers a full range of item and assessment content development services supported by the critical functions of field testing, data review, form construction, and the review and maintenance of item banks. Our team of item and test developers includes highly qualified subject matter experts in mathematics, reading and language arts, science, and social studies.

Our experts apply a deep knowledge of academic standards and best practices in item development. Many of our developers are former classroom teachers with firsthand knowledge of classroom learning and assessment implementation. Our team creates assessment items and tests that accurately measure knowledge and address the many ways students approach and respond to test items.

We develop test items guided by both Evidenced-Centered and Universal Design principles, and our items and tests are aligned with critical standards to support specific state and client needs.

Pacific Metrics: An ongoing preferred partner for an international country-wide assessment program

Working both in the U.S. and globally, Pacific Metrics has developed content for a large country’s national assessment program, for both paper–pencil and online formats, producing assessment items that link to the national curriculum. Our work encompasses reading, numeracy, and language conventions and includes developing innovative technology-enhanced items that can be machine scored.

Innovative item creation sets a new course for more successful assessment design.

We excel in innovation and we are deeply committed to improving education. We continually strive to create new, more effective ways to measure learning. The growing demand for online, multimedia, interactive assessment items has motivated our team to accelerate its capabilities in delivering a range of items that can include:

  • Select object
  • Hotspot
  • Drop-down menus
  • Select and/or reorder text
  • Select and change text
  • Graphing and data representation
  • Audio and/or video stimuli
  • Spoken responses
  • Web searches
  • Fill-in-the-blank
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Graphic organizers

We develop items in all formats so clients can address their true measurement objectives.

Based on our clients’ specific item needs and objectives, we develop content across a broad range of QTI and APIP compatible formats, including:

  • Multiple-choice
  • Short-answer
  • Constructed Response
  • Extended Response Item Sets/Tasks
  • Writing Prompts
  • Technology-enhanced Items

We also provide item bank analysis services to ensure quality and currency of your item banks. This service includes review of item relevance and accessibility. We support both summative and formative assessment pools.

Our Content Development Services include:

  • Item Development for All Item Types, including Constructed Response and Technology-Enhanced Items
  • Item Banking
  • Content Development for Machine Scoring
  • Item Construction and Data Review
  • Accommodated Forms Development
  • Test Blueprint Design and Development
  • Standards Alignments
  • Development of Manuals and Users’ Guides

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