Online Gradebooks

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 snapshot


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.

Gradebookportal Snapshot

Gradebook Portal

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!


1 comment so far

  1. Eve Heaton on

    Our entire fourth grade uses Engrade (year two) and we love it (primarily because it is FREE 🙂 Our fifth grade teachers use SnapGrades but you have to pay $40 to use it for the year (I think….and I believe each of the fifth grade teachers paid that). Rumor has it that the district is getting an online grading system in January?!?! So we will see how that pans out. It is so nice to be able to do grading at home with Engrade instead of staying late at school to use the district grading system only available on the school servers. Our principal is happy that we are working to stay connected with parents using Engrade.

    Eve Heaton
    Mossy Oaks Elementary School

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