Assessment Software

Best Assessment Software include:

Renaissance Accelerated Reader.

Assessment Software Overview

What is Assessment Software?

Assessment software provide tools to build tests that measure knowledge and competency. Additionally assessment software provide means to analyze and interpret test results. Many vendors of learning software (e.g. LMS, Higher Ed, Student Management or SIS), provide assessment software to augment their flagship learning platform.

Assessment tools may also be used or integrated into ATS or onboarding software, as well as talent management. Some test and measurement software specialists provide tools for education and HR. Most vendors specialize in one area or the other.

Additionally, assessment software may provide a means to conduct computer-administered testing. Online assessments present the advantage of providing instantaneous scoring and results, or instant transfer of scoring to test administrator.

Assessment Software Features

Assessment tools provide subsets of the following general capabilities:

  • Create tests or quizzes from templates or from scratch

  • Cross-platform test administration functionality, support for mobile app or test taking

  • Team-based testing administration, collaboration tools available

  • Adaptive questions that become harder or easier based on a test-taker’s prior answers

  • Provide just-in-time tutoring or help to use tests as teaching tools

  • Provide standardized tests, industry best-practice or standard knowledge assessment tests for variety of subject areas

  • Library of instructional resources, supplemental materials

  • Test result analysis per student, groups of students, reporting

  • Store results to show student or learner progress

  • Test result sharing and guidance (e.g. for parents)

  • Learner profile & course /session roster

  • Integration with cloud drive or storage (e.g. Dropbox), SIS or LMS

Pricing Information

Assessment software are generally delivered as a service (SaaS) and available via subscription. Some simpler assessment tools are available via perpetual license and can be installed. Many assessment software vendors offer their assessment apps via a bundle (e.g. with an LMS, or SIS). For homeschoolers or independent users needing one license, quiz taking and assessment apps are available free. More complex platforms require annual subscription to unlock all features. Price increases with number of anticipated users (e.g. test-takers & administrators), , feature-breadth, and integrations.

Assessment Products

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159 ratings
68 reviews
Instructure is an educational software company based in Sandy, Utah. It is the developer of the Canvas learning management system, which is a comprehensive software package that competes with such systems as Blackboard Learning System, SumTotal and Saba.
Blackboard Learn
170 ratings
52 reviews
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Blackboard Inc. is an enterprise learning management systems vendor. Blackboard was founded in 1997 and became a public company in 2004. The company provides education, mobile, communication, and commerce software and related services to clients including education providers, corporations and govern…
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
59 ratings
44 reviews
Top Rated
Renaissance Accelerated Reader® is designed to save educators time by empowering them with Learnalytics® to make differentiating independent and close reading practice effortless – all while maintaining the flexibility necessary to fit within existing classroom routines. Students are engaged in read…
Renaissance Star Assessments
53 ratings
34 reviews
Renaissance Star 360® assessments are designed to provide the achievement and growth data educators need for screening, progress monitoring, and guiding instruction in the least amount of testing time. The vendor says, quick, clear data reporting simplifies educators’ processes for setting goals, mo…
Survey Anyplace
18 ratings
18 reviews
Survey Anyplace is a survey solution with features such as interactivity and mobile deployment.
Renaissance Accelerated Math
17 ratings
14 reviews
Renaissance Accelerated Math® aims to provide deep math practice at the unique levels students need for them to grow – from foundational skills to grade-level standards. The software integrates with Star Math data to place students in instructional groups. Each group then receives tailored assignmen…
iSpring Suite
16 ratings
10 reviews
iSpring Suite helps users craft courses that are mobile-ready and adaptive. It is available as a standalone course authoring tool or as a bundle of authoring tool + LMS (Learning Management System).iSpring Suite is an add-in for PowerPoint with no training required to start. With iSpring Suite, user…
McGraw-Hill Connect
15 ratings
10 reviews
McGraw-Hill Connect is an e-learning platform offered by McGraw-Hill Education. Features include course and assignment creation, grading, learning aides, e-books, and student portals.
5 ratings
5 reviews
EYardstick’s Pre-Employment Tests Enable Hiring Teams With Detailed Insights On Candidate’s Knowledge, Skill And Disposition Measured By Online Video Interviews To Take A Justified Decision In Screening Out Misfits, Saving A Lot Of Time And Effort.Be it Coding, Sales Aptitude, Customer Support, Entr…
13 ratings
5 reviews
Nearpod is an education-focused learning management software solution offered by Nearpod.
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
14 ratings
4 reviews
PowerSchool Unified Classroom is a learning management and classroom collaboration solution suite. It aims to empower teachers with real-time student interaction inside and outside the classroom, bringing in more social and collaborative learning. Teachers can quickly create and deliver rich engagin…
5 ratings
4 reviews
Edsby is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) for K-12 school districts that uses web and mobile technologies to connect teachers, students, parents and administrators in new ways. This LMS allows students and parents to check grades, attendance, homework and more from a browser, tablet o…
ProProfs Quiz Maker
5 ratings
4 reviews
ProProfs Quiz Maker is a tool widely used by trainers, universities, and businesses all over the world. Easily make quizzes and tests that delight using ProProfs Quiz Maker. Users can create a quiz from scratch or use the ProProfs library having 100k+ customizable quizzes and 1,000,000+ ready to use…
4 ratings
3 reviews
WileyPLUS is a learning and assesment platform which can be added to many popular LMS, from Wiley.
Illuminate Data & Assessment (DnA)
5 ratings
3 reviews
Illuminate Education offers their student assessment management platform, Illuminate Data & Assessment (or Illuminate DnA), providing a means of tracking student standardized testing, test data analysis, and other features.
2 ratings
2 reviews
USATestprep in Atlanta is a provider of curriculum resources and test prep for grades 3-12.
Pearson Revel
3 ratings
2 reviews
Revel from Pearson supports students with note taking, assessments, and other classroom tasks, and integrates with commonly used LMS.
Modern Hire (formerly Montage)
5 ratings
2 reviews
Modern Hire integrates interviewing technology with assessments and predictive analytics in a purpose-built hiring platform. It combines trusted science and technology to predict performance, ensure fairness and automate workflow. Through Modern Hire, recruiters can use a combination of live and o…
1 ratings
1 reviews
McGraw-Hill offers ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces), an assessment software platform providing a range of testing tools and standard or best-practice tests for subjects in primary and secondary education, as well as higher ed and homeschooling.
2 ratings
1 reviews
NWEA, a nonprofit headquartered in Portland, offers the MAP Suite, their flagship assessment platform and suite.
Opinion Stage
1 ratings
1 reviews
Opinion Stage is an interactive content creation service used by, publishers, bloggers & agencies. According to the vendor, over 100,000 content creators have created polls, quizzes, surveys, slideshows, forms, lists, and interactive articles using Opinion Stage. Opinion Stage content is used by…
2 ratings
1 reviews
MasteryConnect, from Instructure, featuring MasteryTracker, is designed to allow teachers to effectively assess core standards, monitor student performance, and report student mastery to parents and administrators.
EPracto is a cloud based, real time practice assessment platform for preparing for competitive exams. The vendor says that it has incorporated major scientific research in the field of learning techniques to help colleges to test, measure and improve students’ preparedness to crack any placement tes…
Schoolnet is an assessment platform from Pearson. It allows teachers to create and report on online assessments that are aligned to curriculum standards. It also helps school districts aggregate data to improve teaching and learning.
alta from Knewton, a Wiley brand
Alta is Knewton’s product for higher education. Alta is a courseware solution that combines Knewton’s adaptive learning technology with content, and is designed to deliver a personalized learning experience that is affordable, accessible and improves student outcomes. Knewton is a Wiley brand (acqui…