While searching for quizzes that could be created, edited, and embedded I discovered two free, easy to use resources: ProProfs and Quiz Revolution. In the past month, I have created quizzes for students using both sites. The quizzes are formative so tracking is not specifically necessary. They also provide instant feedback to students as a self-check activity.
Ok, so I was going to compare these two resources. But I just read an email from Quiz Revolution saying they will charge $9.99 PER QUIZ saved. That is not a feasible option in a classroom. I am disappointed.
New plan is to talk about the benefits for using ProProfs for formative assessment in the classroom. The free version only saves data on the first 10 attempts on the quiz. This means it is not a good choice for summative assessment. But every easily created opportunity for students to see how they are doing is a positive.
ProProfs has lots of options, but most of them are for the paid version only. The option I was interested in was the ability to embed the quiz in a class blog. That is available in the free and paid version. The importance of embedding became evident when I previewed a quiz I created: ProProfs has free options because of all the sponsor ads that they support on their page. Not all of the ads would be appropriate for a middle school audience. On top of that, they are also highly distracting with video and audio.
What the embedded quiz looks like:
The best part of the quiz is the immediate feedback. Students see the correct answer as soon as they submit their answer. You can program an explanation for students to see with each question. At the end of the quiz, they see a summary of their results and all the possible correct answers. Students can practice before attempting the actual quiz.