Before I share the links to test-creating sites here, I should also point out that there are also several excellent sites that let you create online learning games. These can also function as effective ways to assess understanding — by either having teachers or students create them (I have a strong preference towards the latter both in making games and tests). You can check-out The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games to learn my picks for that category.
I’m not listing these test-creation sites in any order of preference. They each offer very distinct features that could work in different situations. By the way, they’re all free.
So here are my picks for The Best Ways To Create Online Tests:
Classmarker is a good to go to just create basic online tests. It’s simple, efficient and effective.
Just in case you want to make a number of different tests to just print out on paper — without the ability for students to take the test online — Easy Testmaker is the place to go.
Testmoz is an app that lets you create an online, self-correcting quiz without having to register.
educaplay looks like a great free (as far as I can tell, at least) tool where you can easily create a ton of different kinds of educational interactives that you can link to or embed in your site. These include:
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For at least some of the them, including dictation, it provides the ability to record audio.
gnowledge is a new site that lets teachers create tests, and tracks students taking them.
Image Quiz lets you easily grab images off the web (or upload your own) and create quizzes with them. No registration is required to create or take them, and there are quite a few already there.
Riddle looks like an exceptional site that you can use for creating a survey or a quiz.
I learned about Quizalize from David Kapuler. It seems like a simple and useful tool for creating an online quiz, though it also seems like a clone of Kahoot. Unfortunately, it also has Kahoot’s big drawback (which they have now changed) — when students are taking the quiz, though teachers can see the results, students cannot see how they are “ranking” compared to their classmates, which eliminates one of the best potential game features. Fortunately, Quizziz does have that element which, obviously, has to be used with care so that students facing more challenges don’t feel bad if they are not “winners.” I usually handle that by pairing students up. But I’m still adding Quizalize to this list because you never know what sites will be blocked by District filters and it’s always helpful to have options. (NOTE: They’ve made changes – see Online Learning Game Site Quizalize Adds New Feature I Like A LOT)
Speaking of Richard Byrne, he recently posted 7 Tools for Creating Multimedia Quizzes Compared in One Chart.
Use “Opinion Stage” To Create Tests, Polls & Lists
How to Place an Image-based Quiz in Your Blog is by Richard Byrne.
QuizPedia lets you – or students – easily create…quizzes. You can learn more about it from Ed Tech For Beginners.
Wordsmyth seems like an exceptional online dictionary that lets you create several different types of vocabulary quizzes. Teachers can get accounts for free. The site has many other features, as well.
Quillionz uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically create test questions from a text. You can learn more about it at CristinaSkyBox. I was pleasantly surprised at its quality, and liked that it was easy to edit what it came up with. You can print out the final test, though it would be even better if you were able to have students take it online.
WOW! “GENIAL.LY” HAS DEVELOPED INTO AN AMAZING MULTI-PURPOSE TOOL!
Involve Me is a tool for creating classroom quizzes. You can create ones for free that have only one-hundred students or less taking them.
Knowt – Quickly Turn Documents Into Practice Activities to Share With Your Students is from Richard Byrne.
ThatQuiz looks like a very easy way for teachers to create multimedia quizzes for students to take.
QuizFlight is a new online testing tool.
PanQuiz! looks like it might have potential as an AI maker of…quizzes.
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Do any of the test creation sites you have seen include math tools such as rulers and protractors?
Good question. I wasn’t even thinking about math when I wrote the post. However, I do know of one excellent math test creation site that I’ll post about.
This is great stuff! User generated content is the way to go and I’ll be busy the next few days making sure I win this contest!!!! Wait and see! thanks Sue too. I’ll make sure to highlight for EFL Classroom 2.0 members! This is an idea par excellence!
How about quia which does create great tests?
look here, I have created this one for my pupils:
I know you create great stuff with Quia.
I didn’t include it because being free of charge was one of my criteria.
Larry: Thank you for the mention of ProProfs Quiz School. Had a small request: ProProfs has a few sections. To ensure your readers reach the quiz or flashcards section that you refer, could you please consider changing the link to point directly to Quiz Section rather than home page.
Thanks for these, indeed a few I didnt know about. Great Post. I recently blogged about something similar, you may like to read it below
Hi, I have also discovered that Zoho.com has an application to do on-line testing to candidates, I guess it can be used for academic purposes as well. Let know what you think of it.
I recently saw a test using Google Forms. Haven’t tried it yet but may over the holidays. I’d love to hear what others think of Google forms as an on-line test.
Larry- thanks so much for the list- and continued resources- I particularly like the assessment tools that provide a multimedia function- especially when teaching multimedia forms is so prevalent! I am teaching pre service students this year- assessment strategies and tools is a focus, especially as it pertains to differentiating instruction and ESL, so this list of tools will assist greatly. Unfortunately, to help students succeed in our standardized testing- we still need to practice delivering the old fashion, paper and pencil tests too. My students, particularly the ELL students enjoyed my google doc tests, especially because I allowed some collaboration- however, I found them hard to format for printing (parents wanted
copies). Have a great day!
Another good site that you might want to take a look at is called kubbu.com–interactive but you can also make photocopies
Many at my school are using Socrative with iPod Touches. It’s very user friendly, and our students love it. My only complaint is that it doesn’t allow teachers to share their tests (or maybe I haven’t figured it out yet.)
When you make a quiz/test in socrative, a code for it is automatically created. You can give that code to other teachers and they can use the activity.
Thanks so much for a such a comprehensive list! I’m checking them all out now, but there’s bound to be two or three that are perfect!
Thank you for this post. Was very helpful
Looks Like QuizEgg Charges now FYI
Thanks, I’ve now removed it from the list.
Thanks Larry. Very helpful. I checked them all out but all these sites seem to lack one tool I really need – A countdown timer or some method of limiting students to a specified time.
Thanks a ton for this list; will try couple of them. However, I need your suggestion on an online survey tool called SoGoSurvey. I was looking for some tools that help you conduct online tests and I came across SoGoSurvey and few more. I thought of opting for this tool as it’s budget friendly. What’s your opinion?
Sorry, not familiar with it.
Hi Larry, Thanks for that great list which will be very helpful for teachers.
We really appreciate that you listed QuizFlight :).
I hope one day we will be listed with more details.