Library of standards-aligned quizzes provide skill practice at a cost

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Subjects & Skills

College & Career Prep, English Language Arts, Math, Science

Price: Free, Free to try, Paid
Platforms: Android, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Chrome, Web

Pros: Easily track student progress on quizzes on a dizzying array of subjects.

Cons: Free access is limited, and quizzes focus strongly on speed and external praise.

Bottom Line: A valuable resource for test prep and skill practice in many subjects, but full access comes at a price.

From pretests before teaching a concept to formative assessment during a unit to post-assessment checks for understanding, teachers can use JogNog to help students achieve mastery of class concepts or state standards, or for SAT prep. Help students reinforce vocabulary skills, develop knowledge of STEM concepts, or strengthen their math facts by assigning relevant quizzes. Challenge your students to see who can earn the most Tower Badges by comparing landscapes, or encourage them to search and take quizzes on the Leaderboard to learn new content.

To minimize personal expense, teachers might encourage kids to use the free sections of each quiz to extend and solidify their understanding of in-class concepts. Alternatively, teachers can purchase a subscription in order to provide students with more targeted or differentiated instruction. With over 2,000 quizzes to choose from, there's sure to be something that can supplement instruction in any ELA, math, or science classroom.

JogNog offers an extensive library of standards-based multiple-choice quizzes on mobile devices or on the web. Teachers can assign quizzes that support multiple K-12 state standards and a variety of other topics, such as SAT prep and driver's license tests. Teachers create, copy and edit, or choose from a library of quizzes to assign to their classes, or they can enable Team Play to add a competitive element. With some additional effort, teachers can differentiate by assigning quizzes to individuals or small groups and track progress via easily accessible progress reports. 

Students join via class code and optional email address; from there they complete quizzes by achieving a minimum passing score to unlock new levels and earn Tower Badges. Each quiz offers multiple levels: For a quiz on word meanings, for example, levels might be Denotations, Connotations, and Word Choice on Tone. Incentives such as Tower Competitions, Praise Me options, and the ability to purchase items for student emojis may encourage students to take the quizzes more seriously; for instance, students can send their results to a parent or teacher via the Praise Me option and ask for a reward, such as a homework pass at school or fewer chores at home.

Access to the first section of each quiz is free, but additional quizzes and premium features come at a cost. While it's possible to get great value from this app for free, purchasing a subscription is the best way to fully take advantage of its rich resources.

JogNog features a spectacular amount of content. In addition to taking quizzes aligned to state and national academic standards, kids can practice questions for outside tests, such as driver's license tests and SATs. The chance to see incorrect answers corrected immediately is good for instant feedback, but without accompanying lessons or resources to review content, students simply have to remember the correct answer the next time around. Also, the quizzes focus heavily on speed and rewards; a timer runs while users complete quizzes, and the Praise Me feature seems a bit of a reach for completing just 10 questions. 

In the right context, JogNog could work well as a way for teachers to help students cement their understanding of a wide range of content. Context is key, however; while these quizzes can supplement instruction and increase student engagement, they're no replacement for a teacher's expertise. 

Learning Rating

Overall Rating

Well-designed progress tracking, rewards, and sharing features make it easy to hook students, but the repetitive questions and focus on external, superficial rewards might stifle long-term engagement.


Some quizzes have deeper questions than others; the drill-and-kill approach may improve test scores, but it's unclear whether this tool promotes understanding of concepts.


A simple, clean interface and text-to speech features will benefit students with different learning needs, and thoughtful in-app FAQs and varied social media presence offer teachers tips to make the most of the resources.

Common Sense reviewer
Marianne Rogowski
Marianne Rogowski Instructional Technology Facilitator

Community Rating

The free version of JogNog provided a varied assortment of quizzes for grades 2- high school. The quizes offer students a chance to test their subject knowledge and are motivated as they acquire coins.

Overall I liked JogNog as a teaching tool. It provided ready made quizzes in every content area. There were lots of quizzes for students to be used as assessments, review and homework. It is also aligned with the common core and you can align the quizzes with your curriculum. At times the earning of coins element got in the way as some students focused more on the coins and less on carefully reading questions and using test-taking strategies rather than guessing, just so they could accrue coins. I liked the free factor, but if a student wanted to go deeper into an area they were blocked unless the class has the paid version. It supported my teaching, I don't think it made it better, but it is a great supplement to lesson planning that is easy to set up and for the class and can be used immediately.

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Data Safety How safe is this product?

  • Unclear whether this product supports interactions between trusted users.
  • Unclear whether users can interact with untrusted users, including strangers and/or adults.
  • Unclear whether personal information can be displayed publicly.

Data Rights What rights do I have to the data?

  • Users can create or upload content.
  • Processes to access or review user data are available.
  • Processes to modify data are available for authorized users.

Ads & Tracking Are there advertisements or tracking?

  • Personal information is not shared for third-party marketing.
  • Unclear whether this product displays traditional or contextual advertisements.
  • Unclear whether this product displays personalised advertising.

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