Online Grading Programs

Written by Diane Sievert
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Online grading programs are fast becoming the best way to reduce the stress and anxiety generally associated with the end of term. Once upon a time, teachers had to sit down with their grade book and determine an entire semester's worth of grades with nothing more than a number two pencil and calculator. But online grading programs are revolutionizing the grading process and making those awful number-crunching days a thing of the past.

Online Grading Programs Make Calculating Grades Easy

So the term is quickly coming to a close and you've been diligently grading and handing back student work. Your grade book is nice, neat, and filled to the margins with student records: test scores, class work grades, end of the term project scores, etc. But you've only finished half the battle for now comes the big finale: calculating all those tiny little scores into one big letter grade, a letter grade that accurately represents the student's performance for the last four and half months.

Every teacher knows what a nightmare this process can be. Late night cramming sessions strangely reminiscent of college finals week are the norm, especially for new teachers. Fortunately, there is an answer: online grading programs are an excellent way to avoid this harried rush.

Online grading programs take the stress out of last minute grade calculations because the software does it for you. You simply set up the program to meet your grading needs (and most of these programs are very user-friendly), enter the grades into the program at regular intervals, and when the end of the term comes, you've got all the info you need right at your fingertips. With the press of a button, you'll get a full report on each and every student; all that's left for you to do is print up and turn in the grades!


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