Item and Test Development

MI employs a full-time test development staff of over 80 professionals including psychometricians, project directors, content specialists, editors, graphic artists, and support staff. We are experts in recruiting and training educators to write and review thousands of high-quality test items annually. Our experienced project managers, working in cooperation with clients, assure that all items and tests are valid, reliable, and free of bias.

Our experience includes not just development of items and test forms but also test item specifications, field test plans, performance and oral assessments, observation checklists, administration manuals, scoring guides, and interpretation guides. Our in-house psychometricians conduct relevant psychometric analyses including standard setting, scaling, and equating. MI has developed tests for students in kindergarten through college in multiple content areas, for those with limited English proficiency and/or physical and cognitive limitations, and for professionals seeking a variety of certifications.