Item Writer Development: Training Volunteer Writers

On-demand Webcast


Beth Kalinowski, MBA, SPHR, PSI Services LLC


There is a difference between training an item writer to write a question and developing an item writer to write good, useful, practical, and high-performing items. In this webinar explore the cognitive level schemes and how the various levels are applicable to item writing. Then discuss ways to guide item writers in developing higher order questions. By the end of the session, participants will know two strategies to improve the quality of their items.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand cognitive schemes such as Bloom’s taxonomy and Miller’s Pyramid
  • Develop a framework for helping item writers achieve higher cognition items
  • Understand the situations where higher order questions are useful versus knowledge-based questions

$90 Members | $135 Non-members


About the Presenter


Beth Kalinowski is the Director of Account Management for PSI Services LLC. Beth has extensive experience in project management, conducting research, designing test development roadmaps, conducting all aspects of the test development lifecycle, and overseeing design and development initiatives for clients. Previously, Beth worked as the Senior Director of Assessments for International Credentialing Associates and as a Team Lead for Prometric. Beth was the 2015 chair of the Certification/Licensure Division of ATP—the Association of Test Publishers. Beth sits on the Marketing Committee for the IT Certification Council.