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Each search criterion is associated with a set of possible operators, each of which can also be excluded by selecting the Not check box:

Search Criterion

Searches Questions Based on

Available Operators

Selection type (Single/Multiple options)Search Results

Question ID

Question ID (integer)

Drop-down:

is equal to
is less than
is greater than
is between

Single

A list of items with the specified Question ID.

LanguageLanguage Group and/or Language Code

Drop-down:

is equal to
is less than
is greater than
is between

Single

A list of items with the specified Language Groups or Language Codes.

Blueprint ID

Blueprint ID

Drop-down:

Level 1 Node name
Level 2 Node name
Level 3 Node name
.
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so on till the last Level Node.

A new list box appears listing the various blueprint names (IDs and labels) at the selected blueprint level allowing selection of multiple blueprint nodes.

MultipleA list of items with the specified Blueprint ID(s).
TypeType of item

Drop-down:

MCQ, One Correct Option
MCQ, Multiple Correct Options
Pull-down List
Shared Option List (R-Type)
Constructed Response / Oral
Point And Click
Matching
Display-Type
Fill In The Blank
Enhanced Matching
Spreadsheet
External
Compound

SingleA list of items of the selected type.

State

The state of the item

List box:

Draft
Review
Returned (This text may appear using other words, depending on the text provided in the Reject State Text setting of the Item Bank's configuration)
Validate
Completed
Imported
Obsolete

MultipleA list of items having the selected State(s).

Review State

Review State

List box: Review States available for the selected project.

MultipleA list of items having the selected Review State(s).

Stem text

All or some of the text in the Question Stem

Drop-down:

contains
does not contain
is equal to
is not equal to
begins with
does not begin with

SingleA list of items with Stems containing the specified words in the specified sequence.

Option text

All or some of the text in the Answer Options

Drop-down:

contains
does not contain
is equal to
is not equal to
begins with
does not begin with

SingleA list of items with Answer Options containing the specified words in the specified sequence.

Correct Answer Text

All or some of the text in the correct Answer Option(s)

Drop-down:

contains
does not contain
is equal to
is not equal to
begins with
does not begin with

SingleA list of items with the correct Answer Option(s) containing the specified words in the specified sequence.

Option Count

Number of Answer Options on the item

Drop-down:

is equal to
is less than
is greater than
is between

SingleA list of items with the specified number of Answer Options.
Referenced As ExhibitQuestion ID of Exhibit item

Drop-down:

is equal to
is less than
is greater than
is between

SingleA list of Display-Type items with the specified Question ID(s) if they have been attached as exhibits to any item in the current project.

Question Metadata

Metadata name

Drop-down: Select one of the metadata names used in the project.

A new drop-down will appear with the following options:
contains
is equal to
begins with

SingleA list of items having the specified metadata content.

Reference

Reference(s) name(s)

List box: Select from the list of references used in the project.

MultipleA list of items having the specified reference(s).

Contains Graphic

One or more assets

List box: Select from the list of assets names used in the project.

MultipleA list of items having the specified asset(s).

Comments

Comment Tags and Comments associated with item(s)

Select a comment flag from the first drop-down:
Free text
External ID
Need to work on
Missing graphic
Need to verify references
Multiple correct answers

Select the operator from the drop-down and then provide the comment text to search:
contains
does not contain
is equal to
is not equal to
begins with
does not begin with

SingleA list of items having the specified words in the specified sequence in the selected comment type.

External ID

External ID of the item

Drop-down:

contains
does not contain
is equal to
is not equal to
begins with
does not begin with

SingleA list of items with the specified External ID.

Editable On

Project name(s)

List box: List of projects under the current Item Bank.

MultipleA list of items editable in the selected projects.
Submitted on Behalf ofName of the user(s) on whose behalf, the item was submitted by another user

You can search for items submitted on behalf of particular user(s) via the Submitted on Behalf of drop-down option, selecting user name(s) from the list and clicking the Retrieve Question button. The list contains names of users enabled in the current project.

The Search on Behalf of search criteria can be enabled or disabled via the Search tab under Manage → Setting → Configuration. This determines whether or not this option is visible in pages with search functionality.

Multiple

A list of items submitted on behalf of the specified user(s).

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Only those items are listed, which were submitted on behalf of the selected user(s). The result do not show items authored by those user(s).

Written by

Name of the user(s) who has/have written the items

List box: Select one or more names from the list of users. This list contains all active and disabled users in the project.

Multiple

A list of items written by the specified user(s).

Reviewed by

Name of the user(s) who has/have reviewed the items

List box: Select one or more names from the list of users. This list contains all active and disabled users in the project.

Multiple

A list of items reviewed by the specified user(s).

Validated by

Name of the user(s) who has/have validated the items

List box: Select one or more names from the list of users. This list contains all active and disabled users in the project.

Multiple

A list of items validated by the specified user(s).

Date Written

Date on which the item was written

Drop-down:

is equal to
is less than
is greater than
is between

The date can be manually entered in the MM/DD/YYYY format or chosen using the calendar tool.

SingleA list of items with a creation date according to the selected operator and specified date.

Date Last Modified

Date on which the last modifications were made to the item

Drop-down:

is equal to
is less than
is greater than
is between

The date can be manually entered in the MM/DD/YYYY format or chosen using the calendar tool.

SingleA list of items with the last modification date according to the selected operator and specified date.

Quality Rating

Quality Rating of the item

Drop-down:

is equal to
is less than
is greater than
is between

A Quality Rating drop-down appears where values can be selected from the below:
0 Stars
0.5 Stars
1 Stars
1.5 Stars
2 Stars
2.5 Stars
3 Stars
3.5 Stars
4 Stars
4.5 Stars
5 Stars 

SingleA list of items with a Quality Rating according to the specified value.

Angoff value

Angoff Value of the item

Drop-down:

is equal to
is less than
is greater than
is between

SingleA list of items with an Angoff value according to the specified numeric value.

On Collection

Collection(s) name(s)

List box: Select one or more collections from the list for this project.

MultipleA list of items belonging to the specified collection(s).

Belongs to Case

Case(s) name(s)

List box: Select one or more cases from the list for the current project.

MultipleA list of items belonging to the specified case(s).
Case Exhibit TextAll or some of the text in the case text

Drop-down:

contains
does not contain
is equal to
is not equal to
begins with
does not begin with

SingleA list of items in case(s) having the Case Text with the specified words in the specified sequence.

Belongs to Exam Section

Exam Section(s) name(s)

List box: Select one or more sections from the list for the project.

MultipleA list of items belonging to the specified Exam Section(s).

Belongs to Exam Form

Exam Form(s) name(s)

List box: Select one or more exam forms from the list for the project.

MultipleA list of items belonging to the specified exam form(s).

Order on Exam

Sequence number at which the item appears on an exam form

List box: The list of exam forms present in the project is provided as a drop-down and the user must select one of them.

Drop-down:

is equal to
is less than
is greater than
is between

SingleItem with the specified order number on the specified exam form, viewed on Examine Question page.
Analysis GroupAnalysis Group(s) name(s)List box: The list of analysis groups present in the parent Item Bank is displayed.MultipleA list of items having statistics belonging to the selected analysis group(s).

Question Difficulty

Item Difficulty (valid value from 0 to 1)

Describes how easy or difficult the item really is.

List box: The list of existing analysis sets present in the project is provided and the user can choose one or more before applying the operator.

Drop-down:

is equal to (Latest)
is equal to (Default)
is equal to (Most Candidates)
is less than (Latest)
is less than (Default)
is less than (Most Candidates)
is greater than (Latest)
is greater than (Default)
is greater than (Most Candidates)
is between (Latest)
is between (Default)
is between (Most Candidates)

Multiple

A list of items having Item Difficulty according to the selected operator and the specified value.

Question Discrimination

Question Discrimination (valid value from -1 to +1)

The correlation describing the relationship between responses to an item and the total score on the test.

List box: The list of existing analysis sets present in the project is provided and the user can choose one or more before applying the operator.

Drop-down:

is equal to (Latest)
is equal to (Default)
is equal to (Most Candidates)
is less than (Latest)
is less than (Default)
is less than (Most Candidates)
is greater than (Latest)
is greater than (Default)
is greater than (Most Candidates)
is between (Latest)
is between (Default)
is between (Most Candidates)

MultipleA list of items having Question Discrimination according to the selected operator and the specified value.

Question Candidates(N)

Question Candidates (N) (valid value is a positive integer greater than 0)

The number of examinees who would correctly answer the item.

List box: The list of existing analysis sets present in the project is provided and the user can choose one or more before applying the operator.

Drop-down:

is equal to (Latest)
is equal to (Default)
is equal to (Most Candidates)
is less than (Latest)
is less than (Default)
is less than (Most Candidates)
is greater than (Latest)
is greater than (Default)
is greater than (Most Candidates)
is between (Latest)
is between (Default)
is between (Most Candidates)

MultipleA list of items having Question Candidates (N) according to the selected operator and the specified value.

IRT A (Item Response Theory)

Discrimination parameter (valid value from -8 to +8)

Describes how effectively the item can discriminate between highly-proficient and less proficient examinees.

List box: The list of existing analysis sets present in the project is provided and the user can choose one or more before applying the operator.

Drop-down:

is equal to (Latest)
is equal to (Default)
is equal to (Most Candidates)
is less than (Latest)
is less than (Default)
is less than (Most Candidates)
is greater than (Latest)
is greater than (Default)
is greater than (Most Candidates)
is between (Latest)
is between (Default)
is between (Most Candidates)

MultipleA list of items having IRT A according to the selected operator and the specified value.

IRT B (Item Response Theory)

Threshold parameter (valid value from -8 to +8)

Describes how easy or difficult the item really is.

List box: The list of existing analysis sets present in the project is provided and the user can choose one or more before applying the operator.

Drop-down:

is equal to (Latest)
is equal to (Default)
is equal to (Most Candidates)
is less than (Latest)
is less than (Default)
is less than (Most Candidates)
is greater than (Latest)
is greater than (Default)
is greater than (Most Candidates)
is between (Latest)
is between (Default)
is between (Most Candidates)

MultipleA list of items having IRT B according to the selected operator and the specified value.

IRT C (Item Response Theory)

Guessing parameter (valid value from -8 to +8)

Describes how likely candidates are to be able to guess the correct answer.

List box: The list of existing analysis sets present in the project is provided and the user can choose one or more before applying the operator.

Drop-down:

is equal to (Latest)
is equal to (Default)
is equal to (Most Candidates)
is less than (Latest)
is less than (Default)
is less than (Most Candidates)
is greater than (Latest)
is greater than (Default)
is greater than (Most Candidates)
is between (Latest)
is between (Default)
is between (Most Candidates)

MultipleA list of items having IRT C according to the selected operator and the specified value.

Option Candidates (N)

Option Candidates (N) (valid value is a positive integer greater than 0 and not exceeding the value of Question Candidates for the item)

The number of candidates who chose a certain Answer Option.

List box: The list of existing analysis sets present in the project is provided and the user can choose one or more before applying the operator.

Drop-down:

is equal to (Latest)
is equal to (Default)
is equal to (Most Candidates)
is less than (Latest)
is less than (Default)
is less than (Most Candidates)
is greater than (Latest)
is greater than (Default)
is greater than (Most Candidates)
is between (Latest)
is between (Default)
is between (Most Candidates)

MultipleA list of items having Option Candidates (N) according to the selected operator and the specified value.

Option Score

Option Score (valid value from -99 to +9999)

The score of the Answer Option.

List box: The list of existing analysis sets present in the project is provided and the user can choose one or more before applying the operator.

Drop-down:

is equal to (Latest)
is equal to (Default)
is equal to (Most Candidates)
is less than (Latest)
is less than (Default)
is less than (Most Candidates)
is greater than (Latest)
is greater than (Default)
is greater than (Most Candidates)
is between (Latest)
is between (Default)
is between (Most Candidates)

MultipleA list of items having Option Score according to the selected operator and the specified value.

Option Discrimination

Option Discrimination (valid value from -1 to +1)

The correlation between responses to an Answer Option and total score on the exam form.

List box: The list of existing analysis sets present in the project is provided and the user can choose one or more before applying the operator.

Drop-down:

is equal to (Latest)
is equal to (Default)
is equal to (Most Candidates)
is less than (Latest)
is less than (Default)
is less than (Most Candidates)
is greater than (Latest)
is greater than (Default)
is greater than (Most Candidates)
is between (Latest)
is between (Default)
is between (Most Candidates)

MultipleA list of items having Option Discrimination according to the selected operator and the specified value.

  

Searching Question Stem and Option Text

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When using Question Text and Option Text in searches, the searches are limited to only the first 450 characters of the text fields.


Search using associated Default Statistics:

You can search for an item using its associated Default Statistics.

Select one of the group of seven statistical search parameters at the bottom of the first drop-down list on the left as these are associated with statistics. Next, choose the name of the default analysis set associated with the item you are looking for in the adjacent list and select the required operator in the adjacent drop-down list. Finally, enter the value for the parameter, which you had selected in the first drop-down, into the last box and click the Retrieve Questions button.

 


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The search always results in the retrieval of the latest versions of items. These can include items whose current versions do not contain any Default Statistics, but the search criteria and selected Default Statistics match one of their previous versions.
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The user must be logged in as the Project Manager/ Item Bank Manager to be able to view the Manage tab.

 

After you’ve entered the desired search criteria and clicked Retrieve Questions, the page displays a list of items that match all criteria.

The Search Question page has the following default columns:

Column

Description

Select Questions field

Displays the list of items that can be used to select the items intended to be examined.

  • None: Items selected in all pages for the retrieved search criteria are not selected.
  • Some: The status field is automatically changed to “Some", on choosing a few items either from one page or from several pages.
  • Page: All items from the current page are selected.
  • All: All items retrieved for the search criteria are selected.

Question ID

The item number in the form of (Language Group).(Language Code).

State

The state of the item which can be any of the following:

  • Draft
  • Review
  • Returned
  • Validate
  • Completed
  • Imported
  • Obsolete

Blueprint

The Blueprint ID of the item.

Written by

The author of the item. The name of the user on whose behalf the item has been submitted is listed here if it has been submitted that way.

Question Stem

The text of the item. A graphics icon is displayed before the text for items containing any asset.

 

It is possible to modify the columns being displayed in the results grid by clicking the Choose Columns link.

A pop-up opens where you can select the columns to be displayed via corresponding check boxes and click Save Columns. The selection is saved for the current login session and is valid for all projects. You can restore the original selection by clicking Reset Columns.

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Clicking on the respective column headers sorts the lists in ascending order; clicking on the headers a second time sorts the lists in descending order.

 

 

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