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QTI 3.0 Certification Set
2023-08-08 | 5.0


Sample QTI certified items are provided to demonstrate the Smarter Balanced implementation of the QTI 3.0 specification. If there are any questions about this certification set, please contact Smarter Balanced.

QTI 3 Certification Set

Certification Set

QTI 3 Implementation Guide

Implementation Guide

Service Provider Feedback

Feedback Form

QTI 3 Certification Checklist

IMS Certification Checklist worksheets are read-only


Reference documents for the custom scoring operators and the SAAIF specification.

Custom Operator Reference

SAAIF Specification

As of Fall 2018 the Smarter Balanced Test Delivery System (TDS) is no longer supported.

The code base and documentation for the TDS is available within the Smarter Balanced GitHub repository.

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