Have you been looking for an online program to help with writing your own tests? That’s right! Writing your own tests! If so you will be very interested in HelpTeaching.com! We had the opportunity to poke around this online site to see just what they have to offer. In this review I will be talking about the Pro Plan which offers you the ability to use images in your tests, save them as pdf files, and more for a small yearly fee. I will focus my review on high school content since that is mainly what I used it for (but they do offer items for all grades).
Please do keep in mind that this program IS common core aligned for those who may want to know that.
This site offers MUCH more than just writing your own tests…they have tests & worksheets, lessons, and games also.
Let me first say that I did find it rather difficult to find my way around this site but was eventually able to figure it out and “put all the pieces together.” Additionally, this program doesn’t really seem to “flow” from start to finish. They do offer worksheets and lessons but they don’t offer the tests to go with them. And they offer tests but they don’t seem to offer the lessons and worksheets to go with them. So, overall, I had a really difficult time with this one. Lastly, a lot of what this site offers is free and are items linked to other free sites I am already familiar with so I didn’t spend much time looking at those available items.
With that said, I did really enjoy the test maker that they offer. You have several choices for tests:
- Pick tests already made.
- Pick already entered questions to make a test.
- Enter your own questions to make a test.
My very favorite was the last one above – enter your own questions. I was surprised at all the options they had available to choose from (in the areas where something needed to be chosen). You could choose multiple choice, fill in the blank, true / false. You could pick, even after entering, which question you wanted where (easily moved). You could add images (they had several available to use).
In the screenshot below some of the available images are shown on the left and where you enter your question is on the right.
Once your test is complete you can share the test via an email link or you can print it off as a pdf. Answer keys are ALWAYS available.
As with other online class offers, this program allows you to see what you have scheduled with your students, if they have completed them or not, and how long it took. The first screenshot shows the lessons scheduled. For this program you are able to email the lesson to the students – which is what I did. That was kind of handy.
Here is what it looks like when the student has completed the assignment.
And here is a screenshot of the tests I made and scheduled for my student to take.
Another thing I liked was the worksheet generator.
I suppose for public or private schools this would really be a nice option. In general I felt this site is more geared for public or private schools than homeschools.
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Here’s praying you have fun learning!