Teacher Review for Formative

Excellent platform to create custom assessments!

Charles J.
Classroom teacher
Claremont International High School
Bronx, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I used this product to create a custom formative assessment. I liked it because it allowed students to answer many different types of questions. The math classroom requires students to create answers and show work and this app gave the students the creativity to do that. I was able to upload hints, tips and pictures to assist students. It also allows students to make drawings or graphs and even "free write" with the mouse in a blank space. One thing that didn't work well is the ability to write complex algebraic equations with exponents and radicals and other math symbols. It would be nice to have an "equation builder" where we can use math signs to create equations. It would also be better if students could click on the "help" button to show the hints instead of them being view-able to all students all the time. If they don't need the help they should not see the help. If they need the help they can then click on it to see hints.
My Take
This has been the best formative assessment tool I have seen and used. It's ability to allow students blank space to write mathematical content is essential to a math assessment. The ability to upload graphs and images is a huge bonus for lower skilled students or students that need helpful hints. My overall opinion is excellent.