Quizzes play an important role in the classroom as a means to quickly assess the progress of both individual students and entire classes. The results may be used to grade, to initiate a review of tricky topics, or to personalize instruction for lagging students.
These top online quiz-authoring platforms give teachers plenty of choices in designing quizzes of every variety, from the ubiquitous multiple-choice to short-answer to matching. Most offer reports, an engaging interface, multimedia capability, automatic grading, and free basic or modestly-priced accounts. Four are fully free. All can help educators with this simple yet critical task of speedy assessment.
Best Quiz Creation Sites for Education
An easy-to-use platform for creating embeddable online quizzes, Classmarker’s clear user manual and video tutorials make it simple for teachers to create, manage, and assign multimedia quizzes. Free basic plan for education allows 1,200 graded tests per year. In addition to the professional paid plans, there's also the option for a one-time purchase—great for occasional users!
EasyTestMaker provides tools to generate a wide assortment of tests, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, short answer, and true-or-false questions. Free basic account allows 25 tests.
What’s more fun than a Jeopardy-style online quiz game? Designed for both in-person and remote learning, Factile’s unique platform includes thousands of premade quiz-game templates. With the free basic account, users can create three quiz games, play with five teams, and access the library containing more than a million games. The modestly priced school account is integrated with Google Classroom and Remind and features beloved elements such as “thinking music” during timer countdown as well as the iconic buzzer mode.
It’s easy to sign up for free and start making quizzes right away with Fyrebox. Quiz types include open-ended, scenario, and two kinds of multiple choice. A noteworthy feature of this platform is the ability to create a test in a wide array of languages, from Español to Yoruba. Free basic account allows unlimited quizzes for up to 100 participants.
Gimkit’s game-based learning solution will feel like familiar fun to your students. Educators create quizzes for students, who can earn in-game cash with correct answers and invest the money in upgrades and power-ups. Affordable individual and institutional accounts. Educator accounts start with a 30-day free trial of Gimkit Pro. When the trial expires, purchase Gimkit Pro or move to the free Gimkit Basic.
Users can create a variety of multimedia sharable quizzes, including multiple choice, true-or-false, fill-in-the blank, and image labeling. Free basic plan plus three flexible paid options, from $10 to $30 annually.
- Google Forms
A user-friendly way for teachers to create embeddable, password-protected, and locked quizzes. Also offers real-time reporting. Before you get started, be sure to check out 5 Ways to Prevent Cheating on Your Google Form Quiz. Free.
Ideal for teachers who prefer a simple, free online quiz and poll generator, GoToQuiz has three basic quiz templates and automatic scoring. Quizzes can be shared via a unique URL.
- Hot Potatoes
With its bare-bones Web 1.0 interface, Hot Potatoes doesn’t make a splashy first impression. But this completely free online test generator is actually W3C Validated and HTML 5 compliant. Users create six types of browser-based quizzes with the bundled applications, which are downloaded and installed in less than a minute. Quiz files can then be uploaded to your school website, or shared with students to run on their desktops. While this isn’t the slickest platform, the price is right, and there’s an active Google user group discussing the best ways to use it. Try it yourself. Or, have your students use it to generate their own quizzes!
One of the most popular sites for gamifying a classroom, Kahoot allows teachers to create quizzes and games that students access on their mobile or desktop devices. Not ready to create your own? Peruse the online quiz library for ideas. Integrates with Microsoft Teams. Free basic plan, pro, and premium.
A comprehensive solution for LMS and assessment through which teachers create quizzes and differentiate instruction. Designed from the ground up for K-12 instruction, Otus has won SIIA’s CODIE award and was named one of the Best K-12 Learning Management Systems by Tech and Learning.
One of the easiest ways to manage class assessments, ProProfs offers numerous templates and customizable features for building quizzes. The online tool also provides analytics to assess student progress and automatic grading. Free basic and paid accounts.
Packed with features such as standards-tagged quizzes, personalized learning tools, and a high-tech math editor for super challenging math quizzes. Quizalize also furnishes quizzes in ELA, languages, science, social studies, and current affairs. Free basic and paid accounts.
Users create their own quizzes, or choose from millions of teacher-created quizzes in ELA, math, science, social studies, creative arts, computer skills, and CTE. Provides real-time results, automatic grading, and student performance reports. Integrated with Google Classroom. Free trials available.
More than just a quiz site, Quizlet also offers study guides, flashcards, and adaptive learning tools. Free basic account and very affordable $34 per year teacher account.
This deceptively simple site allows users to build quizzes from PowerPoint slides and export the results as a spreadsheet. QuizSlides’ easy-to-navigate platform supports four types of quizzes and features clear guidelines and examples. Includes several research-based quizzes designed to counter the element of luck inherent in multiple-choice quizzes.
A highly engaging platform, Socrative allows teachers to create gamified quizzes and polls to assess student progress. Watch results in real-time. Socrative’s free plan permits one public room with up to 50 students, on-the-fly questions, and Space Race assessment.
- Super Teacher Worksheets
Educators can find worksheets, printables, games, and generators for quizzes covering dozens of topics in reading, math, grammar, spelling, science, and social studies. A fine option for those who prefer printouts to strictly digital tools. Affordable individual and school accounts.
This relatively simple site provides four types of quizzes, easy drag-n-drop question management, and quick sharing via URL. Automatic grading and a comprehensive results page allow teachers to quickly assess student progress. Free basic account allows up to 50 questions and 100 results per test. Paid account unlocks all features for $50 annually.
Teachers create quizzes or select from the extensive quiz library, then invite students to join. Real- time anonymized results are displayed with each question. Free for education users.
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