Test banks should cover:
- General knowledge—theories, principles, formulas, facts—that students need to demonstrate competency in a subject
- Text-specific concepts, examples, cases, or unique ideas
Test banks should include a mix of:
- Difficulty levels: easy (20%); medium (60%); hard (20%)
- Question types: multiple choice, fill in the blank, matching, etc.
- Cognitive processes: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis
Create a set of questions for each textbook chapter or course lesson. This allows instructors to select assessment questions according to the chapters or lessons they choose to cover in a course.
For each chapter or lesson, produce enough questions for instructors to create multiple versions of an exam. Generally, this will be about 50-100 questions per chapter or lesson. The pool of questions should also cover the key concepts presented in the text or course.
If you are creating a math/math-related title, do not use MathType to insert equations into your test bank in Microsoft Word as they may become distorted. Use the native “Insert equation” function in Word to include complex equations instead. Contact your Cognella rep if you have any questions or concerns regarding equations.