Best Assessment Software include:
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.