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!
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 is a simple, dynamic online student response system that can help teachers spark conversation and learning through user-created polls and quizzes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Doctopus gives teachers the ability to mass-copy (from a starter template), share, and manage grading and feedback for student projects in Google Drive.
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.
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.
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.
It is a free tool to create quizzes online maker that enables educators to manage their classes, assign and generate reports of the quizzes.
Roobrix is a tool that helps educators avoid grading errors when scoring rubrics.
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.