difyAssess can be used by teams to collaborate on their work. It equips school systems and educational publishers to efficiently create and manage large-volume item and assessment banks. Its intelligent workflow is designed for collaborative team production of aligned assessments between curriculum developers, psychometricians, teachers, administrators, and assessment coordinators.
Empower teachers and staff to create professionally-aligned items and assessments. A content management approach centered around state-adopted learning standards assures proper alignment focus right from item construction. Powerful editing tools allow for rapid modifications to items and versatile templates support a variety of item types: multiple choice, true/false, constructed response, grid-in, and MAZE. Item response and calibration statistics optimize validity by providing useful meta-data for good assessment design.
Item and Assessment Bank Management
Manage large data sets using efficient tracking and search features that can filter data using courses, standards, licensing rules, item statistics, reading or grade level indices, alignment data, authorship, grade-level, and other item parameter values. Create secure data banks that are only available to specific programs or share them among teams, departments, and campuses. Use QTI based features to transfer items to and from other systems. Manage your data and track its usage with comprehensive reports.
Ensure items and assessments are created to align with curriculum standards and learning objectives (most US state standards, Common Core standards, and most international standards are supported). The production workflow defined within EdifyAssess focuses authorship and editing on the interpretation of measurable standards throughout all stages of item development. Metadata attached to items guide proper selection and placement of items on assessments designed to measure student performance along these standards.
Item and Assessment Statistics
Monitor assessment and item quality with EdifyAssess’ advanced psychometric data interpreter. As EdifyAssess collects student response data, statistics are updated in near real-time and invalid items are flagged for further review. Assessment statistics include max score, minimum score, average score, measurement error, standard deviation, and assessment alpha. Item statistics include difficulty, discrimination, and point biserial measures.
Increase stakeholder acceptance of the system by engaging them in the process. EdifyAssess supports team-oriented collaboration during item and assessment creation, review, and approval. The software is designed to support large-volume development for short timelines and restricted budgets. Item status and approval stages are tracked online. Items and assessments may be shared between individual teachers and among teams, departments and campuses.
Data Import and Export
Utilize your existing items by transferring them into EdifyAssess. The import/export feature allows for quick import of items created by other tools or currently residing in your legacy applications. A variety of data exchange formats including QTI formats 1.1.x, 2.0, and 2.1 are supported. For items residing in older formats, EdifyLearning can assist in translating the items into recognizable formats. Metadata and other item attributes are transferable as well.
EdifyAssess’ other collaborative authoring features include:
- New item banks can be setup with varying permission levels (author, editor, reviewer, approver, etc.) for different educators.
- A online rich HTML editor for WYSIWYG content creation and review.
- A visual math editor for creating mathematical formulas and equations in your items.
- A wide range of item types including: Selected Response, Constructive Response, Handwritten Response, Speaking Response, and Technology Enhanced Items.
- Multi-media content in items including audio, video, and linked content.
- Item metadata for Blooms, Webbs DOK, IRT and other taxonomies.
- Custom user defined tags for searching and cataloging items per unique categorization needs.