Thinking about going online for assessments? Here, guest blogger, David Lazar, offers some suggestions. Once you try some (or if you have already) please let us know how it goes! ~EMP
With the Internet continuing to influence education and classroom teaching methods more and more, it’s no surprise that many teachers are now taking their tests and quizzes online as well. By creating tests for students online, you as a teacher are not only saving time and resources, but you are also making the creation, distribution and grading of the tests much more convenient and fluid as a process. Here is a list of ten fantastic sites that allow teachers to make professional looking and easy-to-follow tests and quizzes for their students, completely free of charge.
This is one of the best online test makers. It’s easy to use for not only creating the tests, but also sharing them with your students and giving them access to the tests. One other excellent feature of this site is the fact that it provides you with an analysis of how your students faired on the test once everyone has completed taking it.
Google Docs has a form application that you can use to create great quizzes. Once you’ve created the quiz, you can either share it with all of your students, considering that they all have Google accounts, or you can just email the quiz to them directly from your Gmail account.
This is one of the best looking and sleekest online quiz sites. You can add images to your exams and make them colorful and more dynamic looking. Once you create and share the tests with your students, you get instant access to the results once each student completely the quiz.
While some of the more advanced quiz features must be paid for, the free standard package offer on this site still gives you a lot of great options. Granted, the site works better if you are working with a small group, since everyone who wants to take your quiz needs to be registered to the site as well.
MyQuizCreator is a great option if you want to create short and easily shareable pop quizzes, since it only allows you to create tests with a maximum of 15 questions. Your quizzes can then easily be embedded on a site or blog where you students can go to take it.
The free version of this service allows you to make excellent tests for free, but not share them. So if you are using it to make tests, you are going to have to print them out. Still, it is one of the best online test makers and provides you with one of the largest varieties of question types and formats.
This site functions as a test making site and a social network as well. It is a great service for having some fun and relaxing with your students with some creative and enjoyable quizzes. Here you and your students can make quizzes for one another, share them and then view results to see who did the best.
Here is an excellent test maker that allows teachers to create custom test and get the students to take them online. It provides a very convenient method for testing children online and is free of charge.
If you like to make multiple choice tests with a lot of variety and freedom in the way in which you are formatting and formulating the questions, this is the site for you.
These tools are great for teachers because they are easy-to-use, even for teachers you are not that computer savvy, and held to increase classroom productivity. And best of all, they save money and time for everyone involved.
David Lazar is a blogger at CometDocs.com. With a background in journalism, he enjoys writing about and following a variety of topics, including careers, education, technology and new media.