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Great Assessment Tools for Teachers and Students

Personalized, useful assessment is a goal of all teachers, but it's tough to get it right when each classroom has 30-40 individuals with unique needs. Adaptive assessment -- built-in challenges that adjust to student performance and provide on-the-spot feedback -- is one way to make teachers’ jobs easier and make assessment more useful to students. This list of ELA and math games, apps, and sites collects some of the best adaptive tools that make assessment less daunting and more productive.

Bugs and Bubbles Publisher: Little Bit Studio, LLC.
Fascinating graphics engage as kids practice pre-reading, STEM skills
Grades Pre-K-K
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Leo's Pad: Preschool Kids Learning Series Publisher: Kidaptive Inc.
Imagination and science intersect with famous kid scientists as guides
Grades Pre-K-K
Type App
Price Free to Try
Platforms iPad
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Moose Math - by Duck Duck Moose Publisher: Duck Duck Moose
Fun story-based math, aligned with CCSS; a great classroom addition
Grades Pre-K-1
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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IXL Visit Website: http://www.ixl.com/
Immediate feedback and breadth a major plus, despite emphasis on drills
Grades Pre-K-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
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DreamBox Learning Math Publisher: DreamBox Learning
Individualized, game-based math adapts to kids' needs
Grades K-8
Type Game
Price Paid
Platforms Mac, Windows
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Front Row Visit Website: https://www.frontrowed.com/
Zero in on Common Core math and ELA with personalized practice and assessments
Grades K-8
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
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ReadTheory Visit Website: http://www.readtheory.org/
Useful, adaptive tool for assessing, tracking reading ability
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Reflex: Math Fact Fluency Visit Website: https://www.reflexmath.com
Addictive and adaptive games to help kids memorize math facts
Grades 1-5
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
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Prodigy Publisher: Smart Teacher
Adaptive math practice wrapped in role-playing adventure
Grades 1-8
Type Game
Price Free, Paid
Platforms Linux, Mac, Windows
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TenMarks Math Visit Website: https://www.tenmarks.com/math
Responsive and adaptive math practice for every grade level
Grades 1-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
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Mangahigh Visit Website: https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/
Phenomenal adaptive math games with a killer teacher dashboard
Grades 2-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
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Recap: Video Response and Reflection for Education Publisher: Satarii Inc.
Video-reflection app puts new spin on formative assessment
Grades 2-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Spiral Visit Website: https://spiral.ac/
Provide instant feedback with collaborative, multimedia assessment tool
Grades 3-8
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
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Imagine Math Visit Website: http://www.imaginelearning.com/programs/math
Great adaptive learning comes with live teacher support, unique rewards
Grades 3-10
Type Website
Price Paid
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LearnBop Visit Website: https://www.learnbop.com/
Adaptive tutorial site helps kids tackle tough math concepts
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
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AC Math Visit Website: http://www.adaptivecurriculum.com/us/lessons-library/math-AO-introduction.html
Comprehensive math resources can help enhance instruction
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
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Brilliant Visit Website: https://brilliant.org/
Challenge top students with adaptive math and physics problems
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
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