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.
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
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.
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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® 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 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…
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 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 is an e-learning platform offered by McGraw-Hill Education. Features include course and assignment creation, grading, learning aides, e-books, and student portals.
Nearpod is an education-focused learning management software solution offered by Nearpod.
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…
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…
WileyPLUS is a learning and assesment platform which can be added to many popular LMS, from Wiley.
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.
Survey Anyplace is a survey solution with features such as interactivity and mobile deployment.
USATestprep in Atlanta is a provider of curriculum resources and test prep for grades 3-12.
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…
Revel from Pearson supports students with note taking, assessments, and other classroom tasks, and integrates with commonly used LMS.
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.
NWEA, a nonprofit headquartered in Portland, offers the MAP Suite, their flagship assessment platform and suite.
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 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…
TestOut Corporation headquartered in Pleasant Grove offers LabSim, a learning platform featuring a wide variety of tests, assessments, and simulations, which allows users to build and administer tests of a variety of competencies.
Turning Technologies, headquartered in Youngstown, offers ExamView, an assessment software featuring test generator, quiz creator, and a large item pool of proven assessment questions.
CodeSignal is an assessment platform for technical hiring. According to the vendor, companies of all sizes already use CodeSignal’s Certify, Test, and Interview products to grow engineering teams rapidly, while saving engineering interview time, reducing turnover costs, removing hiring biases, and i…