Item analysis is a quick way to get a picture of how your students performed on an assessment. 

In the example below, the students are listed in the first column, the questions across the top row. 


An ‘x’ indicates that the student had an incorrect response.

A quick look at the chart shows patterns.  It allows you to analyze who got things right and wrong.  You can identify groups of students who seem to have had similar errors. 

Good teachers use item analysis to inform what they re-teach after administering an assessment.