Formative Assessment Tools

Explore these technology tools

TCEA has collected technology tools available for formative assessment.


Plickers is a classroom response app that teachers can use very easily without having devices for each student. It uses QR code cards for quick checks for understanding to know whether your students are understanding big concepts and mastering key skills.

iOS App & Android App

Free Plickers Card Set

Plickers Overview Video

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere allows you to poll your students in real time and students can respond via text message or online response.

Poll Everywhere Overview Video

Free - up to 25 responses per poll


Gradecam will scan and automatically grade your bubble sheets.

Free for 10 question quizzes.

Gradecam Overview Video


Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system. You create multiple choice questions that can include images and YouTube videos. Students play the Kahoot and receive immediate feedback. Teachers can run reports on student data.

PDF Tutorial on Getting Started


Socrative empowers you to engage and assess your students as learning happens. Through the use of real-time questioning, result aggregation, and visualization, you have instant insight into levels of understanding

Socrative Overview Video


Quizizz is a fun multiplayer classroom activity, that allows all your students to practice together. (Similar to Kahoot)

Quizizz Walkthrough Video

Go Formative

Go Formative

Great way to go paperless with PDFs, Word, GDocs.

Create an assignment. Assign it. Receive Live Results. Give Immediate Feedback.

Intro to Go Formative Video


Padlet is a collaboration board you create online for your students to add their thoughts, opinions, images and videos. Check out one of my examples.

Padlet about Google Drawing

Padlet Overview Video

Answer Garden

Answer Garden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Plant a question and invite participants to your AnswerGarden. Their answers will instantly form a growing word cloud!

Try this example of Answer Garden

Analyze My Writing

Analyze My Writing is an online text content and readability analyzer. Copy and paste a text into the homepage and gain a wealth of information about your text including word and character counts, word and sentence lengths, the readability of your text, and other analyses.

About Analyze My Writing


EDpuzzle makes videos interactive with audio notes and questions for whole group instruction or individual viewing. Answers are automatically graded and open ended questions are easy for teachers to grade and give feedback.

EDpuzzle Overview Video

Google Form Add-ons & Features

Google Forms

Google Forms is a Google app where you can create quizzes online that can be automatically graded and analyzed.

Add-on: Flubaroo

Flubaroo is a FREE add-on to Google Forms/Sheets which lets you quickly grade and analyze student performance on multiple choice and fill-in assignments.

Flubaroo Overview Video

Feature: Insert a Chart

Click Insert - Click Chart

Choose the chart you want to use based on your data