Our item authoring system allows item writers, copy editors and teachers to work together in creating test content. The system contains a set of tools to help speed up the development of large item banks.



Item Workflow

Collaborative workflow, item authoring and item management. Author items including stimulus. Support for item import formats and export of questions to printable, database-ready and XML formats. Quickly locate questions in very large item banks with powerful search by keywords and educational purpose tags.

Math Technology

We provide a free tool for handling questions using complex mathematical and scientific formulae without the need for uploading graphics.



Tag questions according to educational purpose, so custom tests can be assembled quickly and easily.




Preview questions immediately to see exactly how they appear for the candidate.



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Item Review

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Flexible and creative item types

Assessments need to be creative to do their job effectively and to this end WebExaminer provides a wide range of question types and response styles, as listed below.

  • Multiple-choice - Select One Answer Choice

    The traditional multiple-choice questions with a number of answer choices, from which you must select the single best answer.

  • Multiple-choice - Select One or More Answer Choices

    These provide a number of answer choices and ask you to select all that are correct. To gain credit for these questions there are two options available, controlled by a switch setting on the test entity.
      - Option i. the student must select all the correct answers, and only those; there is no credit for partially correct answers.
      - Option ii. the student is given credit for partially correct answers.
    If required hints can be added as to how many answer choices to select: e.g. ‘Select 3 answers.’

  • Reading Passage

    Questions can incorporate a reading passage where the reading passage appears in a scrollable child window within the central question area, allowing the student to scan through the reading passage and with the answer choices on view.

  • Math Questions

    We provide a free tool for handling questions using complex mathematical and scientific formulae without the need for uploading graphics.

  • Multi-Part Question

    Multi-part questions typically have an introductory rubric to complement the question part(s). Sometimes the rubric is a label, however sometimes the parts and sub-parts are more than just labels; they detail the structure of a question where the question parts only make sense in the context of the introductory rubric for the main question.

  • Identification of sentence errors

    The SAT question style of identifying sentence errors provides one sentence with four underlined parts. One of the parts contains an error, unless the sentence is error-free. See sample.

  • Improving Sentences

    The SAT question style of improving a sentence provides one sentence with an underlined part. The student selects the best way to express the sentence. See sample.

  • Range of Function

    The SAT question style about calculating the range of a complex function.

  • Drag and Drop

    Allows students to drag images from a list and drop them to a different location to provide the answer.

  • Short Answer question

    Here the student types in a word or phrase in response to a question. Answers may or may not be case sensitive. The answer could be a word or a phrase, but it must match one of your acceptable answers exactly. It's a good idea to keep the required answer as short as possible to avoid missing a correct answer that's phrased differently.

  • Numerical answer

    From the student perspective, a numerical question looks just like a short-answer question. The difference is that numerical answers are allowed to have an accepted error. This allows a fixed range of answers to be evaluated as one answer.

  • Cloze

    A gap-fill exercise where a text has a certain word removed and students must suggest suitable alternatives to go in the gap. Free text/numeric entry for automatically scoring user input.

  • Drop-down list

    A vertical list box for selecting items in either single or multiple selection mode.

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