Edutopia Assessment

How should we measure student learning?  Edutopia urges educators to look beyond high-stakes tests. The site provides examples of different kinds of tools used in schools across the country, such as portfolios and presentations, to assess the full range of student ability. Edutopia provides videos and articles to illustrate how comprehensive assessment can be used to provide a better picture of student learning.

That Quiz

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ThatQuiz is a free online resource for math practice and testing. It was written in the summer of 2004 and later expanded according to teacher needs and requests. The original goal was to provide easily accessible software for schools which were not fully utilizing the computers they had in their classrooms. The site has also become popular for students who want extra math practice at home. Although the first tests available were most suitable for elementary school students, new areas have been added for higher grades: algebra, angles, triangles, probability and geometry.

All users have access to all of the tests without registration. There is no reason for students to register since the additional features are only useful for teachers. Registration is free and teachers who choose to register receive record-keeping of scores for their classes. They have access to more precise test-generation tools, can create single tests with questions from different categories, can create matching and multiple choice questions, and can access a public test library. note:  As of this writing, the site also includes quizzes in world geography and English, Spanish, French and German vocabulary.

Catpin Bubble Test Generator

This free online bubble test generator was developed for teachers, schools and institutions for printing out custom practice bubble tests. There is now a pdf version of this generator which gives educators more flexibility in creating bubble tests.


iRubric is a rubric development, assessment, and collaboration tool. Use the Rubric Studio to create one from scratch or start with one from the library. This tools make it easy to create evaluation categories, assign grading weight, value columns, and explanations of the grading criteria. It is free to individual teachers. Other options are available, but are fee-based.

Doc Brown’s Chemistry Clinic

This site has more than 1250 pages of review notes, quizzes and tests for middle and high school sciences. Subjects encompass biology, chemistry physics, earth sciences, astronomy, and more. While they are written to UK education system standards (GCSE), the assessments can be used for US common core, as well. The site is a bit difficult to navigate. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of the sub-indexes.