After dozens of hours testing quizzing tools, we recommend Quizizz for teachers and students.
While quizzes might not be the most inventive way to learn, they're still useful for memorizing and recalling facts, assessing knowledge, or getting quick info at the end of a lecture or presentation. Because of their utility, there are tons of different apps, websites, and games out there for swiftly creating and delivering everything from quizzes and flash cards to polls and exit tickets. Some lean more into play, allowing teachers to host classroom game shows, while others shift more toward learning, facilitating formative assessments. No matter the focus, we've looked at all the tools out there for quizzing and selected our favorites below.
These are the tools we feel best balance everything you'd want in a quizzing tool, while offering high-quality learning opportunities and polished experiences. They're split up into a few key categories that might be your best bet, depending on your needs.
Best Overall: Quizizz
These tools also got high marks and are worth a look, depending on your needs.
Best for flashcards and test prep: Quizlet
Best choice for game shows: Kahoot!
Best for formative assessment: Formative
Great for simple polls during presentations: Mentimeter
Good option for device-free classrooms: Plickers
See everything we considered
The tools we call out here are a small slice of everything we looked at. If you prefer to do your own evaluation, find every tool we considered below.
These two Top Picks lists feature every tool we think passes muster.
You can also use our site's search to browse our full library of reviews.
To help organize our evaluation of quizzing tools, we looked at a few key features and functionality.
- Question and activity variety
- Options for homework or individual practice
- Feedback and reporting
- Design and engagement
- Learning approach
- Customization options
- Content library
- Platform availability
Why trust us?: Our evaluation process
Our team of editors and reviewers (all current or former educators and/or researchers) painstakingly looked at dozens of quizzing, formative assessment, and polling apps for this article and narrowed down 11 of these for deeper evaluation and consideration. Each app goes through a rigorous evaluative process by both a reviewer and an editor. This involves hands-on testing (in some cases, this includes in classrooms or other real-world scenarios), rating according to our research-backed 14-point rubric, communication with developers and other educators, and finally a written review. We also consult our vast library of from-the-field reviews submitted by practicing educators. All told, each app undergoes at minimum four to six hours of testing and evaluation.
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Disclosure: Common Sense Education has published content on Kahoot!