Standardized Testing: Assessment Tools for Teachers

Test prep can be tedious for teachers and students. It usually occurs at the end of the year, can feel repetitive, and can create anxiety in the classroom. But often, using a few new assessment tools can infuse new life into an arduous process. We’ve rounded up some information on major standardized tests and assessment tools.

Standardized Testing

Test Prep in the Classroom

Getting ready for a standardized test in your class shouldn’t turn you into a drill sergeant. Make sure your test prep is meaningful. One way to do that is to adopt authentic assessment principles.

Authentic assessment aims to assess students using real-world tasks. The idea is to get students in a real-world situation to apply knowledge and steer clear of teaching to the test. Here’s a guide to incorporate authentic assessment into the digital classroom

Authentic assessment used with traditional assessment gives you the best of both worlds.

One of the simplest ways of implementing a digital assessment strategy is to use tools that help you use tests and quizzes you already have. This way, you can quickly convert materials in your arsenal, but you can easily use materials that state testing groups give out.

There’s no need to stop instruction to prep students for state tests. We’ll walk you through the strategies that can create everyday stress-free test prep in your classroom.

The Texas STAAR Tests are changing. We have you covered on the information below. 

    • Texas Staar 2022 – 2022 Updates
    • Where can I find the released 2021 STAAR Test? You can find the released STAAR Tests here
    • What are the details on the 2022 TX STAAR Test? TeacherMade outlined the Texas STAAR updates here.

As you prepare for the Texas STAAR, you will need to pay close attention to how the redesign affects your students. We’re here to get you and your students ready for the upcoming test. TeacherMade makes it easy to prep for standardized tests.

The 2022 Texas STAAR Test will be different than in years past. House Bill 3906 set a full redesign of the annual Texas standardized test into motion.

Given that the Texas STAAR Test 2022 is embracing electronic tools for administering this standardized test, it only makes sense for teachers and administrators to do the same!

Many states have adopted online standardized testing that includes Hot Spot exercises. Incorporate Hot Spot questions into your worksheets with TeacherMade.


TeacherMade is the essential assessment tool for standardized tests and exams

TeacherMade is the best tool for converting your tests, quizzes, and exam prep into digital interactive activities. With TeacherMade, you can access many features, including twelve different question types:

    • Multiple-choice questions (4 types!)
    • Checkbox/ check all that apply
    • Short answer/ fill in the blank
    • Open answer/ essay
    • Dropdown
    • True/ false
    • Hot spots
    • Matching