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Teachers Face A Dilemma They are being asked to assess students more, but every minute of class time spent in testing is a minute of instructional time that is lost. ASSISTments solves this dilemma, by letting students get individual feedback while their learning progress is assessed. ASSISTments is a free online platform that allows teachers to write and select questions, students get immediate and useful tutoring, and teachers receive instant reports to help inform their classroom instruction.

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33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom I came across a great blog post the other day – Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven Anderson, who implemented formative assessment in his classroom. He used a sticky-note version of an exit ticket to elicit evidence of student learning and in his words, “what a difference that made.” Formative assessment is ‘easier than you think’ and with all the digital tools and apps now available for mobile devices it’s even easier. We’ve shared some digital tools before and with the five tools that Steven shared combined with our earlier suggestions there are now 33 digital tools that we’ve uncovered that are free or inexpensive and help teachers implement formative assessment in their classrooms. Here they are:

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Top 5 Student Assessment Apps for Teachers Teachers are always looking for new ways to assess their students' work. Regardless of what curriculum you teach, assessment is something that teachers must do everyday. Thanks to the latest in mobile technology, assessing students' work has never been easier! Plans & Pricing - Smart Sparrow - Adaptive eLearning Platform Unlimited co-authoring Unlimited sharing Unlimited loops Knowledge Analytics Access anywhere online Cancel anytime Ideal for tutorials and individual teachers. Up to 30 students 1 Author license Ideal for small and medium sized classes. Up to 100 students 2 Author licenses

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