Zipgrade or Quick Key: Which is best?

Q: Which is the best mobile grading app? Quick Key or ZipGrade?

A: It depends!

Quick Key and ZipGrade are both tools for getting rapid feedback in the classroom. Both of them can scan paper bubble sheets and give you an instant report on your mobile device by student or by question. Depending on your needs, you might choose one or the other.

ZipGrade is well known for having a very easy-to-use mobile bubble sheet scanner. Quick Key also scans bubble sheets with your phone or tablet but also does Chromebook, Web, and student mobile device quizzes, and has more support for open response and other question types.

Here’s a simple comparison chart to help you decide which is right for you:

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ZipGrade & Quick Key Comparison Chart

PRICING

ZipGrade

Quick Key

Free Version Scan 100 quizzes before you have to pay Scan (paper) or grade (digital quiz) 100 quizzes per month, forever
Paid Version for Teachers Unlimited Scans Unlimited scanning (bubble sheets) and grading (digital device quizzes)
Paid Version Price $7.99 / year $4.99/month or $30 / year (coupons available)
School / District Version Yes, allows sharing quizzes and roll-up reports

REPORTING

ZipGrade

Quick Key

Reports nice looking PDFs & plan Excel reports plain-looking Excel reports
Standards Alignment Yes Yes
Point Weighting Yes Yes

QUESTION TYPES

ZipGrade

Quick Key

Multi-Select / Multi-Answer Yes Yes
Open Response Graded using bubble sheet Yes, graded online with student-typed answers or with bubble sheet
Auto-graded gridded response Yes
Auto-Graded Short Answer Yes, digital quizzes only

QUIZ TYPES

ZipGrade

Quick Key

Scan bubble sheets with mobile device Yes. Yes.
Chromebook Quizzes Yes
Chromebook Kiosk App Yes
Student mobile quizzing Yes

ROSTERING

ZipGrade

Quick Key

Upload roster from spreadsheet Yes Yes
PowerSchool Rostering Yes
Google Classroom Rostering Yes

OTHER BENEFITS

ZipGrade

Quick Key

Question Banking Yes
Import Items & Quizzes from MS Word Yes – Free for the first 3 quizzes
Quiz Sharing With School version
Roll-up Reporting With School version

SUPPORT

ZipGrade

Quick Key

Live in-app chat support Yes
Phone Support Yes
Email support turnaround time hours – days less than 1 hour 9-5 M-F
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By | 2018-10-11T21:34:23+00:00 July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

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  1. Halton Lunsford September 24, 2018 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    I am the Training Coordinator for our Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector course which is taught through to the State of Florida by our State agency, Department of Environmental Protection since 1997. I have converted our exam process from the old manual grading and data entry to an automated to provide all our instructors an ability to scan grade currently utilizing ZipGrade. I am not a big fan of ZipGrade because it seems to be a bit out of date itself. I love the ability to grade quickly is the only plus for them. But I am looking for an easier to use for the non-tech types like myself. I am interested in what you have that they do not have. Thank you!

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