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.
How to Place an Image-based Quiz in Your Blog is by Richard Byrne.
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.
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.
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