Best Formative Assessment Solution

Recognizes the best formative student assessment solution that identifies a student’s learning gaps and learning standard they have not yet achieved throughout a class or course, and assesses how to close those gaps to improve student achievement. This category is available for PK-12 or higher education solutions.

i-Ready, Curriculum Associates, Inc. - Curriculum Associates, Inc.

i-Ready is unique in that it is always improving to meet the changing needs of educators and students. This adaptability is even more evident and important in the 2020-21 school year.   i-Ready's 2020 updates and new features, many of which were accelerated based on feedback from educators, provide deeper insights for teachers and offer guidance and tools to support learning and assessment, whether it takes place at home or at school.

To help teachers address unfinished learning from last year, a new prerequisite Mathematics report for Grades 1–8 helps diagnose student learning needs and inform unit or lesson planning by identifying prerequisite skills essential for each student to access grade-level curriculum. The report also suggests potential student groupings based on learning needs, recommends resources to be used with those groups, and offers on-the-spot teaching tips to prepare all students for upcoming grade-level topics. Tools for Scaffolding Reading Comprehension for Grades 3–8 are also available to help prepare all learners for grade-level Reading instruction.

New reporting that includes historical i-Ready data helps districts compare students’ instructional performance from last year to their progress this year. Additional new reporting features and functionality, including five overall Diagnostic Results placement levels to more precisely identify student proficiencies, is also available.

i-Ready has also added new adaptive K–8 Personalized Instruction lessons, math Learning Games for middle schoolers, more culturally and linguistically responsive lesson content, more support for English Learners, an online learning platform that extends professional development for educators, and ongoing accessibility improvements.

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  • GoReact - GoReact

    GoReact is reshaping education by humanizing and accelerating skills-based learning. More than 650 colleges and universities worldwide use GoReact to facilitate scalable video observation, coaching, and assessment for rapid skill development. With simple, interactive tools for collaborative learning and personalized feedback, GoReact helps all learners demonstrate skill competency with greater human connection and engagement. Learn more at
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  • Instructure Assessment Solutions - MasteryConnect & Certica, Instructure - Instructure

    Certica offers rigorous, standards-aligned assessment offerings, including the Navigate Item Bank for creating formative assessments, as well as pre-built assessments, including NextGen Science formatives and Progress Checks for math and ELA that that measure students understanding of concepts, track standards mastery and provide educators with immediate feedback to inform instruction and personalize the learning experience. MasteryConnect is the assessment management system (AMS) that delivers actionable data and makes data usable, standards-aligned assessments flexible, and professional learning communities collaborative. MasteryConnect provides academic standards for every state and national core, including every subject area and grade level. The innovative Mastery Tracker gives educators an instant, visual view into student levels of understanding on any set of academic standards. This spotlight approach lets educators quickly see which students are in need of intervention and which standards may need reteaching in real time. This makes it possible to retrieve real-time actionable data on their understanding of what has been taught and assessed at the class, school, or district level. Then they can easily compare and collaborate with their fellow educators, based around the data they have discovered from their common assessments. This too provides educators with the opportunity to easily show parents the story behind the grade, and students overall progress.

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    Itematica by Mentoring Minds - Mentoring Minds

    Meet all students’ needs!

    Mentoring Minds provides educators with approachable yet sophisticated capabilities to build and deliver assessments in a variety of formats. Use Itematica to increase the power of instruction with data that enhances every step in the educational journey. Itematica gives educators a truly comprehensive K–12 assessment solution with access to Navigate Item Bank™ or KDS TX Test Maker™ featuring 65,000+ rigorous, standards-based items aligned to state learning objectives.


    Build and customize your own assessments with Itematica. Use immediate, actionable data to inform instruction and personalize the learning experience.

    • 65,000+ standards-based items
    • Item bank of your choice: KDS or Certica
    • Advanced reporting features
    • Multiple assessment delivery options
    • Timed assessments and randomized order of assessment items
    • Author high-quality assessment items using a rich text editor, while having the ability to embed multimedia (images, videos, audio) and math equations/symbols within the items
    • Create printable test booklets and bubble sheets
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    MobyMax - Best Formative Student Assessment Solution, MobyMax - MobyMax

    MobyMax has been a pioneer in harnessing emerging technology solutions to help students learn twice as fast in 27 K-8 subjects. Since its inception nine years ago, MobyMax’s suite of digital tools and unusual differentiated learning model has enabled students to consistently gain more than one full grade level after just 20 hours of work.

    MobyMax Adaptive Test Prep

    MobyMax Adaptive Test Prep quickly diagnoses students’ strengths and weaknesses and assigns targeted lessons to improve areas where students are struggling. Students increase their scores and confidence with just two weeks of practice! 

    Teachers can also use Moby’s comprehensive K-8 curriculum to focus on problem areas before state tests. Some teachers wanted to assign extra practice to bolster students’ existing skills to improve test performance. Other teachers may need a useful computer-based activity to re-energize students between tests. MobyMax is as fun and rewarding for students as it is easy to implement.  

    Moby Assessments

    MobyMax’s proprietary Assessments package, Quick Checker, allows teachers to drill down to discrete skills so they can get an instant snapshot of where students are and what help they need. Quick Checker enables educators to quickly check for understanding by minimizing the time it normally takes to create and grade tests or quizzes. It streamlines and improves day-to-day teaching by pinpointing missing skills with quick formative assessments, deep summative assessments, and diagnostic placement tests.

    Quick Checker includes six dynamic modules: Quick Question, Quick Skill, Quick Fluency, Quick Placement, Quick Test, and Quick Benchmarker. Quick Checker is the “best solution available for helping teachers quickly close learning gaps,” said MobyMax co-founder Glynn Willett. “Quick Checker makes it easy for teachers to ask a question while teaching, measure progress with accurate benchmarks, and check for fact fluency. Quick Checker has become teachers’ go-to tool in the classroom.”

    Quick Checker has received enthusiastic praise from teachers. Reports Mr. Christopher Godshall, 4th and 5th Grade AGP teacher at McKitrick Elementary in Lutz, FL, 

    “With Quick Checker, I am able to instantly gauge understanding, which helps drive my lessons forward in the way that best fits my students,” said Mr. Godshall. “I can pull from Moby’s thousands of lessons or problems aligned with my state’s standards to poll students and get feedback in real-time.

    “Quick Checker gives me a precise view of learning gaps and progress at the classroom level as well as the individual student level.”

    Quick Checker continues MobyMax’s track record of being the most innovative company in edtech, delivering affordable and effective solutions to schools and teachers. 

    MobyMax was recently awarded the 2020 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Summative Assessment Solution and the 2020 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence for Best Assessment Solutions.

    MobyMax is used in more than 82% of all K-8 schools in the United States, with over 28 million students registered by teachers.

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  • Connected Quizzing - Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US

    Connected Quizzing (CQ) is an easy-to-use formative assessment solution for law schools that tests law studentsí understanding and provides timely feedback to improve learning outcomes. CQ is delivered through a responsive interface on the cloud-based CasebookConnect platform, where law students and faculty access their other essential digital learning tools. CQ is simple to implement and integrates seamlessly with course curricula. Quizzes feature high-quality assessment questions authored by experts in the field. Faculty have the option to customize the quiz content via the Quiz Concierge service before assigning to their students. Through an intuitive reporting interface, they can identify topics and questions where students are succeeding or struggling, and review detailed, individual student results to identify students who may need additional support. Students may compare their results to their peers. They also receive detailed rationales for each question as well as recommended reading keyed to their textbook to enhance their learning prior to exams. CQ questions are mapped to all major casebooks, including those published by Wolters Kluwer and other legal publishers.
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