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Glossary of Terms


The following are terms you may want to become familiar with as you work in ItemLogic.


Resources, items, or assessments.


A person who responds to an item in a test.

Commit or Bank an Item

To assign an item to an owner and move it out of "draft" state.


A group of users primarily responsible for reviewing items.


A client group (i.e. a publisher, district, or company) that owns and manages item banks, projects, assessments, users, committees, stylesheets, tags, and blueprints. This group may be granted permissions, standards licenses, or API access.


A resource appears alongside an item during a test administration. It is often a passage that a candidate must read or a graphic they must look at before responding to the item.


A basic building block of an item: the stem, a stimulus, or a rubric.

Formatting Tags

Pre-built HTML tags for formatting passage text.

Interaction Type

A type of item (Selected Response, Extended Text, Inline Text, HotText, etc.). You can also view Interaction Types.


An item contains a specific task or objective designed to evaluate a test taker's understanding of one or more points. It is made up of the following item elements:

  • a stem/interaction (required)
  • a stimulus (optional)
  • a rubric (optional)

Items may include graphics, contexts (passages), tags, and properties.

Item Bank

A client-owned collection of items and resources. May have its own ratings, stylesheets, and scoring rubrics. May be leased or transferred.


Conveys details about an asset such as the information contained in properties and tags.

Moderating an Item

When an owner either moves an item to the bank so that others can review it or sends it back to the author for further work.


The user who moderates/manages an item by moving it along in its development cycle. Assign an item to an owner when it is ready to move out of "draft" state.


A resource that can be added as a context to one or more items. It is reading material that can contain formatted text, images or graphics, mathematical expressions or formulas.


A client-level collection of items and/or tests, possibly from various item banks.


Metadata associated with items, resources, or assessments. For example, items have properties such as item ID, subject, and grade. Resources have properties such as copyright and title. Assessments have properties such as a last administered date.

Rendering an Item

Allows you to review an item by presenting an item preview as well as editorial information about the item. Render an item to interact with it, see the Context as a student would, and evaluate the scoring.


Media material associated with an item bank such as graphics/images, equations, audio clips, and video clips, and passages. These can be used in items or in passages.


An item element that may be added to an item that will be scored manually or has many free responses.


Educational learning goals for what students should know and be able to do by subject at each grade level. These are defined by states or a consortium such as theNext Generation Science Standards (NGSS).ItemLogic allows you to align items to one or more curriculum standards.


Text or other resources that set the stage for an item and appear within the item.


Assigning properties, tags, or other metadata to an asset.


Custom properties that capture metadata specific to a client's needs. These are separate from built-in properties such as Grade, Standard, DOK.

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