A Learning Assessment topic presents questions or interactions that measure progress, encourage recollection, and stimulate reinforcement of the learning content, and can be presented before the content as a pre-assessment or as a post-assessment test. The interactions use a sub-set of the Question-Test Interoperability (QTI) specification, implemented as a DITA domain specialization.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


- topic/topic learningBase/learningBase learningAssessment/learningAssessment


<learningAssessment id="testAssess">
  <title>Certification Test</title>
    <shortdesc>Pass this test, and you are a certified genius.</shortdesc>
      <lcIntro>Here's your test, folks. Good luck!</lcIntro>
        <lcSingleSelect id="asdf">
        <title>Multiple Choice - IEEE standards trivia</title>
          <lcQuestion>Which one of the listed standards committees 
          is responsible for developing the token ring specification?</lcQuestion>
              <lcAnswerContent>IEEE 802.3</lcAnswerContent>
              <lcAnswerContent>IEEE 802.5</lcAnswerContent>
              <lcAnswerContent>IEEE 802.6</lcAnswerContent>
        You are now certified.


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group (with a narrowed definition of @id, given below), Architectural attribute group , and outputclass.

An anchor point. This ID is usually required as part of the @href or @conref syntax when cross referencing or reusing content within the topic; it also enables <topicref> elements in DITA maps to optionally reference a specific topic within a DITA document. This attribute is defined with the XML Data Type ID.