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App of the Week: Albert


Flexible, interactive test-prep practice for high school and beyond

Ed. noteApp of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to read the full app review.

What’s It Like? 

Albert is best used as part of a comprehensive and ongoing system of formative assessment in the classroom. Teachers can create quick exit tickets that students can answer at the end of class or at night for homework. Albert can also be used to create larger summative assessments; customized assignments allow users to control the size and scope of tasks. When used to individualize instruction, Albert allows struggling learners–and those ready to move on–an independent platform for working at a different pace than the rest of the class. Albert works seamlessly with Google Classroom, making it simple to add students and share assignments. Teachers without Google Classroom can share links to tasks using their online course platform.

Price: Free to Try, Paid

Grades: 9-12

Rating: 4/5

Pros: AP and IB teachers will love the clearly targeted and complex questions to help their students improve.

Cons: Some dull multiple-choice questions and confusing images.

Bottom line: A variety of question types and on-the-spot analytics help teachers individualize test-prep practice.

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