Leveraging Google Forms for Assessment

Firstly, let us look at some basic criteria for selecting an ICT tool for assessment to decide the best tool for your classroom

  • Age level
  • Instructional content
  • Engagement and activity
  • Flexibility
  • Usability

These factors will help you to sync the features of an ICT tool to your classroom dynamics and characteristics, making the assessment process smooth and efficient.

Let’s talk about one of the most common and easy to use ICT tool used for assessment

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Watch the following video to see the detailed procedure of creating a google form and collecting the responses.

Google forms offers modification to paper assessments which can really help to transform teaching and learning.  For example, it allows us to quickly collect responses in an organized fashion, provides a “Summary of results” tool that sorts and analyzes data into graphs and charts, and it allows us to share these forms and collaborate with others.  It also has additional features and tools such as third party add-ons, the ability to insert images and videos, and provides automatic grading options.

Google Forms lets you create a survey with lots of different kinds of questions:

  • Short answer
  • Long answer
  • Multiple choice
  • Checkboxes
  • Drop-down menu


The survey data from a google form is automatically saved into a Google Sheets spreadsheet, where you can put the data to work. Google Sheets lets you turn your data into charts and other visualizations in seconds. It’ll take a bit of extra effort, but once you’re done, your form will be far more powerful than just a form.

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Science teachers can embed an experiment video into the forms and prepare several comprehension questions based on the video.

English/Language Arts & Social Studies

Teachers can collect  ideas from all students in the class through Google forms. Then students can write a short story based on the opinions which are accumulated from the Google forms. (characters, places, times, and challenges characters face). Similarly, teachers can write an incomplete story and want students to end the story.


Teachers can create quick quizzes using basic Math concepts such as equations, graphs, and statistical display for their students at all levels. In addition, add-ons button provides users to insert equations easily into their forms.  


Teachers generally can use Google forms for any education purposes for their classes. For example, they can create a Google form to collect links students’ assignments in a single spreadsheet.

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