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The Pearson Formative Item Bank is a collection of assessment items and passages that teachers and school districts can use to create assessments specific to their needs. The content in the Formative Item Bank has been carefully designed by Pearson's team of assessment experts using stringent content development processes. 

  • Coverage of Common Core Math and ELA standards
  • Common Core native items, developed specifically to assess the rigor and content of the Common Core State Standards
  • Innovative items that prepare students for next generation assessments
  • Challenging performance tasks that allow students to demonstrate knowledge within a real-world context
  • Authentic literature, as well as creative original passages
  • Distractor rationale that offer insight into student understanding
  • Association to Webb's Depth of Knowledge levels

OpenEd offers a variety of item banks that can be tailored to fit your district's needs

What's different about OpenEd's item banks? Our fomative assessments deliver instructional solutions. Every item is paired with an instructional resource to provide students immediate, personalized remediation. 

OpenEd can offer your district item banks across K-12 Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies, with items from various leading publishers. Each item is aligned to Common Core State Standards and others, and paired with an instructional resource. Depending on which questions each student answers incorrectly, they will receive the exact resources they need to master those concepts.
Expert OpenEd curators have even compiled item bank questions into prebuilt assessments and homework. Districts can build their own assessments from item bank questions, or use any of our prebuilt assessments for all of K12 Math, ELA and Science. 
Single Sign On and single click assign of assessments is also available in a variety of platforms, including Google Classroom, Canvas, Pearson Realize, Schoology, Moodle, Agilix, Oneder and more.

The OpenEd Advantage

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Assess2Know® Benchmark Item Bank helps districts create effective, cost-efficient formative assessment programs and allows educators to monitor school and district performance while working toward accountability requirements. The HMH Formative Item Bank offers the following:

  • The ability for educators to create formative assessment programs that follow their district pacing guide while being able to assess student mastery of state, national, and Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Items for grades K–12* in English Language Arts/Literacy/Reading and Mathematics
  • Grades 2–11* in Science and Social Studies
  • Multiple-choice and constructed-response formats, as well as writing prompts.

We are eager to work with your district to create the item bank solution that is right for each of your schools and each of your students. Please contact sales@OpenEd.com for inquiries.

Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance. Certica supports a range of item types to assess standards appropriately and to reflect the intent of more rigorous standards. Items and passages come with extensive learning metadata, and items can also be modified to better reflect curriculum or to accommodate for a particular student population.

Certica offers over 82,000 aligend items for K-12 Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies, as well as Spanish translated items. Items will align to YOUR state's standards.

Item Types:

  • Multiple-Choice Items
  • Constructed-Response Items with rubrics
  • Technology-Enhanced Items (TEIs) such as drag and drop and gap match


  • Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
  • Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

Fluence provides content developed specifically to match the rigorous requirements of college- and career-ready standards. Fluence's CCR Content Bank is made up of content that covers the breadth and depth of college- and career-ready standards in grades 2 through high school ELA and math. 

  • Over 35,000 items, including items that address Literacy in History/Social Studies and Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects and NGSS
  • Every item includes rationales for the correct and incorrect answers. These rationales allow teachers to evaluate student responses for error patterns and make more informed instructional choices
  • Depth of Knowledge (DOK) balance- all of our items are tagged with a DOK level from 1 to 3, distributed to be consistent with CCR expectations
  • Items are created taking into account bias and sensitivity and ELL guidelines
  • Includes authentic, permissioned texts of appropriate complexity