Illuminate Content

Item banks and pre-built assessments that exceed all standards including the one that matters most—yours.


Inspect ELA and Math

High-quality standards-based assessment content that paves the way for actionable data

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A formative assessment item bank and library of 500+ pre-built assessments, aligned to your state's academic standards.


  • 100,000+* items that provide districts ample items for classroom and district assessments
  • Ready-to-use interim assessments that can be easily modified to align to pacing, assess student learning, and help prepare for high-stakes testing
  • Performance tasks and technology-enhanced items that reflect the rigor and format of high-stakes tests while promoting deeper thinking and learning
  • Detailed distractor rationales and rubrics that equip teachers with specific feedback for quick, targeted intervention and re-teaching
  • Pre-builts aligned to the SBAC IAB blueprints to allow districts to mirror SBAC assessments
  • Items created by content experts that ensure content is accurately aligned, is free of bias and sensitivity concerns, and provides the results that educators need to drive instruction forward
  • Continuous item evaluation process that uses psychometric analysis to ensure items are performing as expected

*Alignments and counts vary by state


Educators want assessments that reflect the principles of the NRC's Framework and the NGSS. This requires a departure from traditional science assessment to content that has been written to specifically address the NGSS.


Inspect Science

Pre-built NGSS assessments that support the three dimensions of science learning.


  • Pre-built assessments configured to assess NGSS bundles and state-specific instructional segments for California, Michigan, and New York
  • Contain 18-24 items per assessment that cover the PEs defined in the bundle, topic, or instructional segment for grades 3 through high school
  • Elicit evidence of learning from each response so teachers can gain insights into student progress and make meaningful instructional choices
  • Embedded professional development by showing the relationship among specific PEs, the three dimensions, and higher-order thinking
  • Quickly and easily incorporate cross-curricular alignments to College and Career Readiness Standards in ELA and Math

*NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve and is included as reference only


Quick Checks

Quickly, flexibly, and accurately inform instruction.


Teachers need strong classroom assessments that fuel the formative assessment process and serve as a solid foundation of a successful comprehensive assessment system. Quick Checks are organized around instructionally important concepts like clusters in math and text complexity in reading.


  • 600+ short-cycle assessments specifically designed to support teachers’ classroom assessment programs
  • 250+ ELA Quick Checks address standards in reading, writing, language, and foundational skills strands
  • 350+ Math Quick Checks address every CCR cluster or concept
  • Designed to blend into classroom activities and be incorporated into lesson planning