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Single question or task included in an assessment of learning outcomes. An item consists of three parts: the stimulus that provides the context of the task in audio, video or text format, a clear description of the task to be performed based on the stimuli, and the potential response options in a given format (dichotomous, multiple choices, partial credit, open-ended, essay, etc.)


Question ou tâche unique dans une évaluation. Un item présente trois parties : le stimulus qui fournit le contexte de la tâche en format audio, vidéo ou texte, une description claire de la tâche à réaliser sur la base des stimuli, et les réponses possibles dans un format donné (dichotomiques, choix multiples, hiérarchie partielle, ouvert, rédaction, etc.)


Pregunta o tarea individual en una evaluación sobre resultados de aprendizaje. Un ítem consta de tres partes: el estímulo que proporciona el contexto de la tarea en formato de audio, video o texto, una descripción de la tarea a realizar en base al estímulo y a las posibles alternativas de respuesta presentadas en un formato determinado (dicotómico, alternativas múltiples, crédito parcial, de respuesta abierta, de redacción, etc.).