Overcome writer's block with Yardstick Itematic

Yardstick Itematic is a user-friendly web-based tool where your authors can create hundreds of questions at a time, instead of just one.


Change the way you generate questions and watch your item bank explode with items!


Writing items for your item bank is a costly and time consuming process.

Yardstick Itematic helps you build your item bank quickly, effectively, and within budget. Based on the principles of automated item generation (AIG), Yardstick Itematic is a user-friendly web-based tool where your authors can create hundreds of questions at a time, instead of just one.


What is Yardstick Itematic?

Yardstick Itematic is a revolutionary way to build multiple questions at once without having to painstakingly write out each question individually.

Yardstick Itematic works by segmenting a question into multiple components based on its grammatical structure. Using a model defined by the user, a list of alternative stem components (e.g., procedures, symptoms, patient characteristics, etc.) become easily interchangeable. In short, this software allows users to quickly construct unique questions, as well as answer options, in a systematic manner that is far more efficient than creating questions one by one.


How does Yardstick Itematic work?

Itematic is a very user friendly web-based application. It allows users to:

  • Easily create question templates
  • Specify sets of valid questions stems
  • Create comprehensive lists of question options
  • View various combinations and permutations
  • Denote “friend” and “enemy” options

Key Features & Benefits


Web-based application, accessible from anywhere


Generate multiple questions based off one stem


Decrease time and cost of item writing



Looking for more information?

For further Itematic details or product demos please contact businessdev@yas.getyardstick.com

About Yardstick

Yardstick is Canada's leader in online testing and training.


Bringing together world-class expertise in exam administration, psychometrics, and eLearning instructional design and development with forward-thinking technology to service governments, associations, licensing and certification bodies, and corporations.

Yardstick was listed on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for North America in 2014 and has been on Alberta Venture Magazine’s “Fast Growth 50 List” seven times, PROFIT Magazine’s “Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies” for four consecutive years, and is recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

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