Alternate Assessment Apps for Seventh Grade

Seventh grade students are only assessed in English and math.


  • Required Component 1—Key Idea: Reading

Choice Component 2—Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.

The student will show how the actions or words of characters in a story are similar to or different from each other by completing a Venn diagram. The student work product is a Venn diagram that shows character similarities or differences.

Draw Venn For iPad ($.99) A Venn diagram is a visual representation of the similarities and differences between two different items. Its structure allows it to organize a wide variety of information. It consists of a series of shapes, usually not restricted to circles, whose edges overlap.

  • Required Component 2—Key Idea: Listening

Choice Component 2—Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.

The student will recognize rhyme in poetry read aloud by indicating the rhyming words. The student work product is the poem with student's highlights, marks, underlines, etc., on each of the rhyming words. Using the Nook for Kids or the Kindle, students can choose books and highlight the rhyming words.

Nook for Kids (Free)

Kindle books for kids (Free)


  • Required Component 1—Strand: Number Sense and Operations

Choice Component 1—Band: Number Theory

The student will show multiplication of whole numbers under 10 with or without objects, pictures, tally marks, a number line, etc. (e.g., given “2 x 3 =”, the student shows “٠٠+٠٠+٠٠=٠٠٠٠٠٠” using tally marks, or writes or selects “2+2+2=6”).

Multiplication-Division-Flash($4.99) Children can practice problems against the clock, challenge another player to a game of fast facts, or test themselves for speed and accuracy. Children can set the program to practice multiplication on different levels of difficulty.

  • Required Component 2—Strand: Statistics and Probability

Choice Component 1—Band: Collection, Organization, and Display of Data

The student will organize data and represent that data using a table, pictograph, or bar graph. For example, given a set of related and unrelated data cards, the student organizes the data by sorting the appropriate data and then uses colored dots to fill in the data on a bar graph. The student work product shows the related and unrelated data sorted on a T- chart and displayed on a table, pictograph, or bar graph.

T-charts Pros and Cons (Free) A simple T-Charts program. Have a tough decision to make? Measure the pros and cons of a situation. Share the answer with friends.

Easy Chart HD ($.99) Creates bar/line/pie/sidebar charts.

Vicki Windman is a special education teacher at Clarkstown High School South.