The Western Region Item Bank is a cooperative
employment testing resource serving over 140 public jurisdictions in the
United States. The item bank contains over 59,000 test questions in 383
separate subject matter categories.
While every employer endeavors to hire from among the best applicants
available, there is a special impetus for the public sector where open
competition, equality of opportunity, and employment of the best
qualified are specifically mandated. Written testing and test
development are primary functions in carrying out this mandate for
employment on the basis of merit. Therefore, written test questions, or
items, represent a major employee selection resource.
The Western Region Item Bank (WRIB), provides the opportunity to
maximize that resource through the use of computer technology and
cooperation with other public agencies.