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Developing assessment item sets can be more challenging than developing individual items. Good item set writing involves focusing on the alignment, clarity, and impact of the set as a whole, as well as the particulars of the individual items. By following the steps in the two presentations linked below, teachers and item writers will be able to build appropriate scaffolding that elicits evidence of student understanding.  A version of these materials was presented at the 2018 Louisiana Department of Education Leadership Summit.