Fantastic Comprehensive List of Assessment Tools for Teachers

Assessment of student learning demonstrates that the institution’s students have knowledge, skills, and competencies consistent with institutional and program goals and that graduates meet appropriate education goals.

But it gets difficult for teachers to assess all the exams, quizzes and other assessing activities. Below is a comprehensive list of 40 amazing assessment tools for teachers that you can start using in your classroom.

Check them out!

1. Socrative

Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide graphs of results to help you identify opportunities for further instruction. It saves time and visualize student understanding when it matters. The app works 2 ways. Teachers download the Socrative teacher clicker and students download the Socrative student clicker. Teachers add the content in the form of quizzes and MCQs for students and students receive their work. Students submit their work and teachers can Asses students on individual level.   

To download app:

Socrative Student: Android, iOS, Web

Socrative Teacher: Android, iOS, Web 

Socrative is a simple, dynamic online student response system that can help teachers spark conversation and learning through user-created polls and quizzes.

2. Zaption

It offers awesome ways to teachers for assessing students. In order to create quiz in Zaption, you need to create tour. Tour is a blend of videos, text and images in an arranged way. You can pull videos from National Geographic, YouTube, PBS, and Vimeo. Watch video and add question in the form of MCQ, check box and open response questions. Students watch the video as well as see the questions appear in the context.

3. Kahoot!

With kahoot teachers can create fun quizzes and add content that in turn is played by students in the form of competitive games. It works as a student response system, which turns the basis for the assessment of the students. Kahoot is helpful for students of all ages from kindergarten to older students. This tool can be used to assess any subject and any class. Questions, along with answer choices, are projected onto a classroom screen while students submit responses using a personal device. Teachers and students over 16 have access to publicly shared quiz templates, which can be used as-is or edited. Alternately, teachers and students can create their own new kahoots (games or quizzes).

Download their Android app here.  

4. Chatzy

Chatzy is an online platform that allows users to create private chat rooms for group discussions. The chats are fluid and private. a great tool for putting a new twist on class brainstorming sessions, and a save/print feature allows users to print a transcript for later use. Privacy is a non-issue, since each new chat room is assigned an individual URL accessible only to invitees. If you want to fully engage students in class discussion, Chatzy is a great tool for getting (and keeping) their attention.

5. TodaysMeet

A key advantage to using TodaysMeet is the ability to autonomously track student progress and learning. This provides holistic assessment that the teacher can use to monitor progress of the class without students being singled out and the threat of being embarrassed. Regardless of the grade or age range, students are eager to demonstrate their level of mastery and seek necessary support. When pupils feel they can respond with honest and real feedback, it is more likely the results will be authentic and viable.

6. Plickers

It is a simple tool that enables teachers collect real time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.

How does it works:

Students are given a set of QR codes on large index cards. The codes are assigned to students. Each code card can be turned in four orientations. Each orientation provides a different answer. When the teacher is ready to collect data, s/he can use Plicker mobile app to scan the card to see a bar graph of responses. While holding quizzes, instead of making them raise their hands, students can just raise their cards with their answers and teachers can scan their responses.

Plicker app is available for both Android and iOS users.      

7. Quick Key

Quick Key is a smartphone app for teachers that quickly grades SAT-style bubble answer sheets, uploads the results to teachers' electronic books, and runs analytics on the data.

8. ZipGrade

This app is for the iphone and ipad users to grade assessment that are up to 50 questions in a matter of seconds. It is easy to use and allows teachers to grade MCQ assessment quickly and accurately. There is even an item analysis feature that shows data for success of individual question.   

9. GRADECAM

GradeCam is a tool that will allow teachers to instantly grade assessments using a document camera or any device with a camera built in. Imagine walking around your classroom at the end of an assessment and scanning students’ answer sheets with your iPad, Surface, phone, etc. and having each and every grade instantly! It’s user-friendly interface and time saving technology are sure to make your time grading tests much more enjoyable!

10. AnswerGarden

Another tool which is free for users. Teachers can use it in the classroom as feedback or as brainstorming tool. They can also embed this tool on their website or blog as well as use it as poll or guestbook.

11. blubbr 

It is a quiz creation service with which teachers can create ‘Trivs’ or quizzes from YouTube videos easily. Quizzes can be about anything hence there is no bar to the grade you teach. Teachers can search videos on the desired topic on Blubbr itself and make Trivs to add fun and engagement in their classrooms. The structure of the quizzes has a viewer watch a short clip than answer a multiple choice question about the clip. Also user can sort their Trivs based on the Trivs created, played, and saved as drafts. For collaboration, users can share their trivs on social networking platforms like Facebook or Twitter. Can be accessed by anyone, as it is a web based platform and does not require any particular OS.

12. ClassMarker

This online testing site is an easy way to use and create quiz online. While the Classmarker supports 3 question types, it only allows you to use one of those per test. Options such as randomization, feedback and branding are all features you will have to pay for.

13. Doctopus

Doctopus gives teachers the ability to mass-copy (from a starter template), share, and manage grading and feedback for student projects in Google Drive.

14. Engrade

For assessment you get free online gradebook. Beginning with an online gradebook to improve communication and student performance, Engrade has since developed a suite of analytical and collaboration tools for classrooms, schools, and districts.

15. Kwik Surveys

Create online surveys, quizzes and polls – FREE AND UNLIMITED. You can collect an unlimited amount of responses and ask as many questions as you want. Results can be exported to Excel.

16. Micropoll

This tool is an online free web polls generator. Micropoll allows users to instantly create a poll using a set of questions and answers then one email address. It also provides embed codes to share polls online.

17. Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is an amazing tool for conducting polls using texting and Twitter. It can be used with cellphone, tablets, smartphone and laptops. Poll Everywhere is free for 40 people or less and has paid plans for K-12 semester.

18. Pollsnack

PollSnack is an easy to use online poll & survey software that allows you to create and publish market questionnaires and then view the answers in real time.

19. QuizStar

It is a free tool to create quizzes online maker that enables educators to manage their classes, assign and generate reports of the quizzes.

20. Roobrix

Roobrix is a tool that helps educators avoid grading errors when scoring rubrics.

21. SurveyMonkey

This is probably the most well-known survey tool. It is easy-to-use for any size organization. The free option allows you to ask up to 10 questions per survey and gather 100 responses. You can send them out through social, email, or embed them on your site. And these features of this tool can help you assess your classroom strength easily.

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22. Testmoz

Testmoz is a test generator that sports 4 question types, automatic grading, a really simple interface and detailed reports.

23. TheMadVideo

Deliver an interactive experience for your students with rich content only a click away. You can ask students to make short videos about a topic and include interactive tags to direct viewers to the source of their information, to additional video clips, or to additional reading about the subject of their videos.

24. WUFOO

Wufoo is a web application that helps anybody build amazing online forms.

25. ExplainEverything 

It is a unique interactive whiteboard for tablets and phones running iOS, Android and Windows. It lets user annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. Teachers can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything’s flexible and integrated design. Explain Everything records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone. The tool is amazing to assess students’ performance and keeps student interested by the means of interactive and engaging lesson activities. 

26. Zondle

Create, play and share games to support teaching and learning - any subject, any level, any language, anywhere.

27. ExitTicket

An exit ticket is a device that students use to communicate with their teacher as to how their learning is going for them and this online tool is an engaging student response system delivering instant feedback and performance metrics to teachers and students, allowing immediate intervention and reteaching with a tap of a finger, while tracking the student's progress. Students can view instant assessment scores and overall performance over time, all aligned to Common Core. The system supports BYOD or 1:1 teaching techniques. ExitTicket revolves around teachers creating and assigning “Tickets,” which are just series of questions. First, teachers choose which type of “ticket” they want to create that can be in the form of poll, practice exit, quiz or exam, and then they add the name and update the characteristics (time allotted, assignment date, etc.) for that particular “ticket.” Teachers can also align tickets to learning targets or specific standards. Then they add the specific questions, choosing from multiple choice, free-response or true/false. Once completed, teachers can send out that “ticket,” and students can immediately begin answering the questions. Teachers can track student and class performance in real-time.

This amazing tool can be accessed over web, iOS or Android

28. Riddle

Create interactive content in 60 seconds. With hands on this tool you can easily create opinion polls, lists and pop quizzes.

29. iClicker

It is a powerful formative assessment tool and intuitive student response system that allows for dynamic student-teacher interaction.

Here is how it works: Instructors ask questions through any presentation application; students answer questions with a remote or smart device; instructor display results in real-time and record responses.

A great tool to aid your teaching and know the level of concept understanding among students. 

30. Learningpod

Learningpod is an online quiz bank with 48,000+ questions from trusted names like Kaplan. Teachers can remix, assign, and even print quizzes for their students.

31. Questbase

QuestBase gives you the freedom to ask. Whether you need to create quizzes, tests, assessments, exams or get feedback from surveys and polls, QuestBase helps you save time. Millions of questions (and counting) published and printed with QuestBase! Free of charge.

32. Online Quiz Creator: Quiz Works

With this online quiz creator it's easy to make a quiz, exam or assessment in less than five minutes.

33. interact

Grow your email list by embedding engaging quizzes into your site.

34. Gnowledge

This site is designed for creating and taking tests/exercises. The features include sharing tests and results with social network, tracking progress, rating a test, and searching a test by subject or grade level.

35. Edmodo

A free and engaging app providing students and teachers a safe and easy class environment on hand. Teachers can create groups for class discussions, posting assignments and other daily activities of the class. It has been awarded as the 2013 EdTech digest award for the best product. A new Edmodo app for parent has also been designed. 

36. That Quiz

A free online non-commercial resources for teachers and students, there are built in quizzes for math, science, language arts, and social studies, which are adjustable in both difficulty and length. The interface has not been limited by the pre-built and allows educators to make their own tests covering any subject and set of questions. It allows for multiple languages.

37. Revision Quiz Maker  

Build, Play and Share an unlimited number of quizzes and questions for free. Great for teachers and students. Including, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching question and more. Include images and a time limited for questions and review scores achieved by students. Also has Apple, Android and Windows Apps.

38. ProProfs

Its free version offers unlimited quizzes, questions & quizzes takers. The paid version offers student tracking, privacy settings, and others.

39. GoToQuiz

It's a very simple site for creating a quiz that generates a unique URL for others to take.

40. Quizalize

You can make fun games on any topic, to play in class or as homework with Quizalize. The tool has become very popular in British and Australian schools. You may try the same, as the signup is free.

Amongst these assessment tools for teachers, which tools do you use? Do share with us!

 

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Author: Priyanka Gupta
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