Why and how teachers use Yacapaca
Yacapaca is a formative assessment tool for teaching and learning. It uses many different formats of multiple-choice question to deliver instant grading, baselining and revision programmes.
Teachers use Yacapaca across a full age range from immediately post-literacy to adult learnings. They use it for starters, plenaries, three-part lessons, flipped classrooms, homework and revision.
Motivating for students
Students tend to get completely engrossed in Yacapaca quizzes, and that's no accident. Motivators are built in at every stage.
Copy a list of students straight out of a spreadsheet or database. Paste the list into Yacapaca in one go, and you have created a student set. Print out ID Cards with the students' initial IDs and passwords to get them started quickly.
15,000 teacher-written quizzes
We believe Yacapaca contains the largest database of formative assessments in the world
Preview and Assign in 4 clicks
Preview any quiz and assign it to a student set in just 4 clicks. Set a due date, number of attempts permitted and more. Now from your Assignments List, observe progress as it happens.
Set and receive written work online
Use yacapaca to set, receive and grade assignments online too, using our Quick Assignments.
Understand your class and your individual students with detailed analytics.
Share with other teachers
With Yacapaca's co-teach features, you can share classes and results within your department or your school.
Author your own quizzes and courses
If you can't find the exact quiz you want, create your own! Mix and match questions you have written with ones from our existing database. Improve existing questions with better feedback or appropriate images and sounds. 2,397 teachers are already successfully authoring and sharing quizzes within Yacapaca (Sept 2012 figure). We support 5 basic question types, each with many permutations:
Incorporate sounds, images and formative feedback into your questions for a rich and absorbing student experience.
The Prizes! revision system based on Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT)
Students' revision strategies are notoriously last-minute. Prizes! is a year-round revision system that builds knowledge progressively through repeating schedule based on the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve. Question difficulty is maintained at just the right level to continuously challenge the student using CAT, and timing is individually optimised to maintain their complete engagement. Motivation is further increased because students can earn real-world prizes like iPods through diligent revision. We ask parents to pay for Prizes!; it is not part of the standard service.