Acuity Item Banks

Acuity Item Banks are now available in Engrade! However, they have been renamed.  Note the names of the item banks listed below along with their descriptions.  These items are loaded by grade bands to foster ease of use.  For example, one bank will be named "ELA 3-5, New Stds" which means English Language Arts, 3rd to 5th grade, from the bank called New Standards


  • New Standards

These ELA and Math items are our newest items and reflect the shift to a new generation of standards that require a more evidence-centered approach to assessment. The items do not reflect technology enhanced design, however they provide the rigor and complexity students need to be successful on the Summative assessments. Our pre-made K12 Readiness forms prepare students to handle the skills assessed on summative assessments in a technology environment.

  • Grade bands: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and HS

  • Custom Test

These are ELA and Math items that are useful for custom-made diagnostic or other formative types of assessments. They are aligned to Common Core State Standards. These items have been taken by many students, are of high quality and are well vetted.

  • Grade bands: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and HS


  • Progress Monitoring

These are items that are aligned to specific skills.  The items are useful for brief, periodic checks on student progress. They are excellent to use with students who are working above or below grade level.

  • Grade bands: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and HS for Math
  • Grade banks: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 for ELA


  • Science, Social Studies, Algebra and Performance Tasks Banks

Note: For more information on utilizing questions from these Acuity Item Banks in assessments, please see Add: Question from Question Bank.