Building Managed Assessments with KDS Inspect Item Bank (AMP only)


The Key Data Systems (KDS) Inspect Item Bank integration is designed for districts looking for reliable, high-quality content in ELA, Math, History, and Science for grades K-12.

Schoology AMP customers can purchase access to KDS content and use it seamlessly within Schoology. If you are interested in this integration, please reach out to your Schoology Client Success contact.

Once the integration is enabled for your organization, Inspect Item Bank appears as an option in the menu to associate question banks with a managed assessment in AMP.

This article covers the workflow for the KDS Inspect Item Bank integration. Use the links below to jump to a specific part of the article:

  1. Open the Inspect Item Bank from a Managed Assessment
  2. Search the Inspect Item Bank
    1. Search by Learning Objective
    2. Search by Reference ID
  3. Preview the Item
  4. Add the Item to the Managed Assessment

Step 1 — Open the Inspect Item Bank from a Managed Assessment

Click Inspect Item Bank to launch the item bank. The Inspect Item Bank appears in a full screen modal.


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To search for items, choose search criteria from the drop-down menus in the search panel on the left. You can search by Learning Objective, Subject, Question Type, Difficulty, Depth of Knowledge, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Language, and Keyword.

Note: In order for an item to appear in the search results, it must match all search criteria. If no items are returned in the search results, make the query less restrictive by removing some criteria and try again.

Page through the list of results by clicking Next and Previous at the top or bottom of the page.




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Search by Learning Objective

Search the Learning Objective field to generate standards used by your organization. If there are KDS items aligned to the objective by which you search, they will appear in the search results:


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Search by Reference ID

You can also find a specific item by using the item reference ID (for example, E561759), or by typing in a keyword from the item.


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Step 3 — Preview the Item

Click the item reference number (such as E561759) to preview the item. From the item preview, you can review the item and see the correct answer by clicking Show Answers.


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Step 4 — Add the Item to the Managed Assessment

To add an item to the managed assessment, click Add to Assessment in the upper right corner of the preview. Once the item has been added successfully, you can return to your search results or create a new search.   

Tip: As shown in the example below, you can copy text or a passage from any item, then search for similar items using the Keyword search.

To add one or more items directly from the search results, check the box to the left of each item and click Add to Assessment.


To exit the Inspect Item Bank and return to the managed assessment, click the X in the top right corner. 

Once the items have been added to a managed assessment, you can set the possible points per item, rearrange the items on the assessment, makes the assessment active, and distribute the assessment to courses.

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