Comprehensive item bank is a database containing a large number of potential assessment items which can be used for assessment activities for all the subjects offered in Malaysian schools. Each of these assessment items will be coded on predetermined characteristics and by its statistical data which shall include data on academic levels, subjects, content area within the curriculum framework, learning elements, assessment criteria, and levels of difficulty.
The item bank operates on the premise that all the assessment items can be retrieved on demand for both centralised and school-based assessment. It contains calibrated and non-calibrated items.The items in the bank can be used by teachers, parents, students and courseware developers. The bank is a place where teachers can get quality items for their teaching and learning activities as well as items for assessment .