Many school systems have invested in online grading systems that allow parents to access their students progress online. These systems increase communication and put more information at parents fingertips, and they can be really expensive.
The good news is that there are a couple of free services that will allow you to do the same thing!
Engrade is a free service for teachers that has the following features:
- Online gradebook – allows for marking missing assignments, excused assignments, weighting by categories or not, dropping the lowest assignment in a category.
- Calendar feature – allows uploading of assignments.
- Secure messaging between parents and teachers.
- Parent and student access to grades.
And did I mention it is free? I’ve used this service for the last two years and I’ve been really pleased with it.
This is a new service I’ve become aware of – apparently it is a another service with similar features to Engrade. I would love to hear from anyone who is using this service!