The APIP Standard
The Accessible Portable Item Protocol (APIP) is an XML based open standard that provides a way for computer based assessment content to be transferable and accessible. Making test content transferable means that items can be easily moved between test systems. Making test content accessible means that by specifying student needs ahead of time, the test content and testing environment can be tailored to meet each students’ individual needs.
APIP Standard Development
Version 1 of APIP was released in March of 2011 at the completion of 2 year collaboration between many U.S. states, Nimble Assessment Systems, and IMS GLC. The IMS APIP Standard is under development through the IMS APIP Working Group, and final approval of the standard is scheduled for May of 2013.