Computer Grading Systems

Written by Diane Sievert
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Computer grading systems are a hot commodity in the education market--teachers and administrators everywhere are quickly learning to use and appreciate this wonderful new software. The products themselves have also been advancing as manufacturers scramble to adjust the software so it meets the demands of educators today. With so many computer grading systems on the market, it can be hard to tell which is the best buy for you.

A Guide to the Different Kinds of Computer Grading Systems

Many computer grading systems are geared to different grade levels and different subjects. A grading program for first graders isn't necessarily going to work for a seventh grade science teacher, and the grading program that suits a seventh grade science teacher may not be the best choice for a high school English teacher. Make sure that the grading program you choose is appropriate for the grade and subject you teach.

Another important thing to remember is that there is a big difference between computer software programs and online grading programs. Grading software, once purchased, is yours and yours alone. The up side to this is that with all the various kinds of software available, you are sure to find a grading program that fits you and your grading policies like a glove.

However, online grading programs do offer some advantages that grading software doesn't. If you choose an online grading program, you can access your grading data from any computer--this means you can work on your grades at home, in your office, or in your classroom, without having to manually transfer data. Another plus is that with online grading programs, you can grant your students and their parents the ability to access their own grades whenever and wherever they want!

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Just wanting to doblue check if the statement from the May 19, 2009 Changes to End-of-Course Assessment memo is still accurate: For the 2009-2010 school year, all EOC assessments are now operational assessments. Algebra I, Biology, English II, and Government are required for all students prior to graduation. Thank you!