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Navigate Item and Passage Metadata

Updated May 14, 2021

The items and passages in the Navigate Item Bank have metadata details associated with them. The tables on this page summarize the metadata provided for items and passages. 

  • The QTI information is available in the IMSManifest.xml file provided in the Navigate QTI package.
  • The API information is accessed through the ItemLogic API if you license that.
  • Learnosity information refers to the Learnosity Data API and interface, if you are licensed with Learnosity.

In this article:

Item Identifiers

Item
Identifier
Description Possible Values QTI API Learnosity TagsV2: Type
Local ID Unique identifier for a single version of an item.

(Also used as the Learnosity Reference ID in the API.)
Integer

Example:
364587
Local ID item.local_id
ItemLogicLocalID

ABGUID Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) created by Academic Benchmarks (AB). String N/A N/A N/A
UUID GUID used in ItemLogic, the system used for Navigate item creation. String

Example:
5c7c4cf6-f88c-4f1b-bf7f-593567109c03
N/A item.id itemLogicGUID
Item ID Identifier for an item and all its versions (equal to Local ID if only 1 version exists). Integer

Example:
276427
N/A item.item_id ItemLogicID
Title Short phrase derived from the first part of the item stem. String

Example:
"What does the word tiny mean?"
N/A item.title items.description**
Vendor ID Item ID in vendor system. i-[integer]

Examples:
i-191273
t-284938
Vendor ID item.id_vendor VendorID
Version  Version number of the item. Integer

Example:
2
N/A N/A VersionNumber

* Optionally provided on some items

** Native Learnosity metadata, not a tag

Note: Previous releases of the Navigate Item Bank included an "Item Code". While this is being deprecated, it is still referenced in the QTI as "tag:item-code".

Item Types

Interaction Type Interaction Description QTI API Code Learnosity Widget
Bar Graph Requires clicking and dragging a bar to the correct height in the first quadrant of an xy graph. N/A GFBR Name: Simple Chart
Code: simplechart
Cartesian Graph Requires using tools provided to plot points, lines, or other shapes on an xy graph.  N/A GFCT Name: Graph Plotting
Code: graphplotting
Extended Text Requires a multiple word answer such as in an essay or short answer. extendedTextInteraction TEXT Name: Essay with Rich Text
Code: LongtextV2
Gap Match Requires textural answer choices to be dragged into defined areas within a text string. gapMatchInteraction GMTC Name: Cloze association
Code: clozeassociation
Graphic Gap Match Requires graphical answer choices to be dragged into defined areas on an image. graphicGapMatchInteraction GFXM
Name: Image association V2
Code: imageclozeassociationV2
Hotspot Requires clicking on defined area(s) on an image. hotspotInteraction GFXH Name: Hotspot
Code: hotspot
HotText Requires clicking on word(s) within a text string. hottextInteraction HTXT Name: Token highlight
Code: tokenhighlight
Inline Text Requires selection of one correct answer from a drop-down menu of text choices. inlineChoiceInteraction ITXT Name: Cloze dropdown
Code: clozedropdown
Line Graph Requires clicking and dragging a point to the correct spot in the first quadrant of an xy graph, creating a line. N/A GFLN Name: Simple Chart
Code: simplechart
Interaction Type Interaction Description QTI API Code Learnosity Widget
Match Requires one set of answer choices to be paired correctly with answer choices from another set. matchInteraction MTCH Name: Match list
Code: association
Math Entry Requires entry of a mathematical expression or equation into an answer box. textEntryInteraction ITXT Name: Cloze math formula
Code: clozeformula
Number Line Plot Requires using tools provided to to plot a line on a number line. N/A GFNL Name: Number line plot
Code: numberlineplot
Number Line Placement Requires dragging answer choices into the correct places on a number line. N/A GFNP Name: Number line association
Code: numberline
Order Requires placing three or more answer choices into their proper order. orderInteraction ORDR Name: Order list
Code: orderlist
Selected (Multiple Choice) Requires selection of one or more correct answer. choiceInteraction SRSP Name: Multiple choice
Code: mcq
Selected Matrix Requires clicking values that are presented in rows/columns. matchInteraction MTRX Name: Choice matrix
Code: choicematrix
Text Entry Requires entry of text or a numerical value into an answer box. (Referenced as Inline Text on Coverage Reports.) textEntryInteraction ITXT Name: Fill in the blank
Code: clozetext
Text Graphic Gap Match Requires textural answer choices to be dragged into defined areas on an image. N/A GFXT Name: Image association V2
Code: imageclozeassociationV2

Characterizing Item Metadata

Item Metadata Description Possible Values QTI API Learnosity TagsV2: Type
Bloom's Taxonomy Bloom's Taxonomy of the cognitive domain, which is a hierarchical model used to categorize learning objectives by levels of complexity. Remembering
Understanding
Applying
Analyzing
Evaluating
Creating
Blooms Taxonomy item.blooms Blooms
Content Area* Specific area of focus the item covers. See Appendix for complete list tag:item-content-area N/A Topic
Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Webb's DOK, a framework that designates the complexity of the context of a task:
1 (Recall)
2 (Skill/Concept)
3 (Strategic Thinking),
4 (Extended Thinking)
1, 2, 3, 4 Depth of Knowledge item.dok DepthOfKnowledge
Difficulty An estimate of the skill level required to answer the item correctly:
Easy
Medium
Hard
E, M, H Difficulty item.difficulty Difficulty
Item Metadata Description Possible Values QTI API Learnosity TagsV2: Type
Grade Grade level(s) for which the item is designed.

(multiple values allowed)

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Grade Levels item.grades N/A
Interaction Type  The manner in which the student is required to interact with the item. See Item Types below Item Type item.interactions[].code
item.interactions[],type
N/A
International Item Bank Eligibility Whether the item can be used in international item banks. Eligible
Not Eligible
tag:international-item-bank-eligibility N/A InternationalItemBankEligibility
Language Language in which the item is written.
EN=English
ES=Spanish

EN
ES
Language item.language Language
Max Points Maximum number of points allowed for the item. Decimal value

Examples:
1.00
2.00 (multipart item)
16.00 (essay items)
Max Points item.score_max MaxPoints
Item
Metadata
Description Possible Values QTI API Learnosity TagsV2: Type
P-Value* Statistic indicating a proportion of students who get the item correct. The lower the p-value, the more difficult the item; the higher the p-value, the easier the item. Decimal value between 0 and 1 tag:p-value N/A N/A
Point-Biserial Correlation* Statistic indicating the relationship between an overall test score and the item score. Decimal value between -1 and 1

Example:
.52
tag:point-biserial-value N/A N/A
Standards Standard(s) to which the item is aligned.

(multiple values allowed)
Comma-separated list of standards GUIDs provided from AB AB GUID

Note: Other standards details are provided in:
imscsmd:curriculum
StandardsMetadataSet

Refer to The IMSManifest File to learn more about standards.
item.standards ABStandardGUID
Item
Metadata
Description Possible Values QTI API Learnosity TagsV2: Type
Subject Subject the item covers.


English/Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
ELA
MATH
SCI
SS
Subject item.subjects Subject
Translations Item ID and Item Vendor ID of items related by Translation. Language of related item(s) is indicated by Language Code (e.g., EN for English, ES for Spanish). Any Item ID or Vendor ID [LanguageCode]TranslationID
[LanguageCode]TranslationVendorID

Examples:
ENTranslationID
ENTranslationVendorID
ESTranslationID
ESTranslationVendorID

N/A [LanguageCode]TranslationID
[LanguageCode]TranslationVendorID

Examples:
ENTranslationID
ENTranslationVendorID
ESTranslationID
ESTranlsationVendorID
Version Number Version of the item if multiple versions exist. Integer N/A N/A VersionNumber

* Optionally provided on some items

Passage Metadata

Passage
Metadata
Description Possible Values QTI API Learnosity TagsV2: Type
Author Original author of the passage. String

Examples:
Mary Barton
retold by James Baldwin
tag:passage-author N/A PassageAuthor
Commissioned Status Origin of the passage. Commissioned
Prev. Published
Public Domain
tag:resource-commissioned-status N/A PassageCommissionedStatus
Content Area Indicates whether the  topic of the passage relates to another subject area. Mathematics
N/A
Science
Social Studies

tag:resource-content-area
N/A PassageContentArea
Copyright Year* 4-digit year of the passage copyright. String tag:resource-copyright-year N/A PassageCopyrightYear
Embedded Errors Indicates whether the passage includes intentional mistakes (e.g., errors in mechanics). Yes
No
N/A
tag:embedded-errors N/A PassageEmbeddedErrors
Ethnicity Ethnicity of the main character or narrator of the passage. See Appendix for complete list
tag:resource-ethnicity N/A PassageEthnicity
Passage
Metadata
Description Possible Values QTI API Learnosity TagsV2: Type
Flesch-Kincaid As estimate of the US grade level of a passage based on Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Formula.  Decimal value

Examples:
11.20
9.40
Flesch Kincaid or tag:flesch-kincaid-level contexts.stat_flesch_kincaid PassageFleschKincaid
Grade Level Grade with which the passage is associated. Grade K
Grade 01- Grade 12
tag:resource-grade-level N/A N/A
International Rights Whether the passage has international usage rights. Yes
No
tag:resource-international-rights N/A PassageInternationalRights
Keywords The content/topics covered in the passage.

(multiple values allowed)
String

Examples:
education
conservation
sea life
tag:resource-keywords N/A PassageKeywords
Language Language in which the passage is written. English
Spanish
tag:resource-language N/A PassageLanguage
Lexile A scale for rating the readability of texts; lower scores indicated easier readability. String Lexile contexts.stat_lexile PassageLexile
Main Character Gender Gender of main character in the passage, if applicable. Both Genders
Female(s)
Male(s)
N/A
Not Revealed
tag:main-character-gender N/A MainCharacterGender
Multicultural Indicates whether the setting or a character relates to or is from another country or culture. Yes
No
N/A
tag:multicultural N/A Multicultural
Passage
Metadata
Description Possible Values QTI API Learnosity TagsV2: Type
Passage ID Passage identifier in ItemLogic (the system used for Navigate item creation). Integer

Example:
226054
Passage ID id ItemLogicID
Passage Vendor ID Passage identifier in the vendor system. String

Example:
p-6440
N/A id_vendor PassageVendorID
Passage Type The course or subject that is assessed by the passage.  Media
Reading
Research
Science
Writing
tag:passage-type N/A PassageType
Source Indicates the original source of previously published or public domain passages. Book
Magazine
N/A
Newspaper
Other
Speech
Web
Unknown
tag:resource-original-source N/A PassageOriginalSource
Source Title Title of the original source of previously published or public domain passages. String

Example:
Click Magazine
tag:resource-source-title N/A PassageSourceTitle
Subject Subject covered by the passage. History/Social Studies
Language Arts
Math
Science

tag:resource-subject N/A PassageSubject
Passage
Metadata
Description Possible Values QTI API Learnosity TagsV2: Type
Text Category The passage’s genre within Language Arts. See Appendix for complete list tag:text-category N/A PassageTextCategory
Text Organization Describes the passage’s primary organization or structure. See Appendix for complete list tag:text-organization N/A PassageTextOrganization
Text Origin The country of origin for either the author or the passage. American Literature
British Literature
N/A
World Literature
tag:text-origin N/A PassageTextOrigin
Text Sub- Category The passage’s subgenre within Language Arts. See Appendix for complete list
tag:text-sub-category N/A PassageTextSub
Category
Title Title of the passage. String Title contexts.title passagetitle
Translations Resource ID of passages related by translation. Language of related passage is indicated by Language Code (e.g., EN for English, ES for Spanish).  Any Resource ID [LanguageCode]TranslationResourceID

Example:
ENTranslationResourceID
N/A [LanguageCode]TranslationResourceID

Example:
ENTranslationResourceID
Word Count The number of words in the passage. 0-200
201-400
401-600
601-800
801-1000
1001-1200
1201+
N/A
tag:word-count N/A PassageWordCount

* Optionally provided on some passages

Note: Previous releases of the Navigate Item Bank included an "Passage Code". While this is being deprecated, it is still referenced in the QTI as "tag:passage-code" on passages from previous releases. 

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