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Online Tools: Assessment

Checking Understanding


AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Plant a question and invite participants to your AnswerGarden. Their answers will instantly form a growing word cloud!


Effortlessly fun quizzing that can lead to productive formative assessment and student reflection, if implemented effectively.


Plickers is a tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.


From flashcards to help you learn francais, to games that make it easy to get a handle on history, use a variety of tools to conquer any challenge.


QuizStar is a Web-based quiz maker that enables you to create, administer and automatically grade your quizzes online!  QuizStar is a free. Advertisements appear on the teacher pages, but not the student quizzes. 

Making Thinking Visible: Harvard Project Zero

Thinking routines and simple strategies for assessing students' thoughts, ideas and learning.


Assessment and Rubrics

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything:

Assessment and Rubrics

Kathy Schrock has compiled rubrics for many different assessment products.


For All Rubrics

This software is free for all teachers and allows you to import, create, and score rubrics on your iPad, tablet, or smartphone. You can collect data offline with no internet access, compute scores automatically, and print or save the rubrics as a PDF or spreadsheet.


Rubistar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.

Empowering Students to Own Assessment