Teacher Review For Engrade

Good Free Online Gradebook.

Bobbi G.
Classroom teacher
Santa Fe South High School
Oklahoma City, OK
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My school uses Powerschool, and I've spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out the best way to set up my gradebook. I am trying Standards Based Grading with my students, and I struggled with finding the proper settings in Powerschool. There were just too many options. That's when I tried Engrade. It was much simpler to set up (except I had to add my students myself), but I quickly found that it still did not meet my needs for my classroom. While I could easily add assignments and grades, the grades were still being averaged. I decided it would be easier to just stick with the program my school uses.
My Take
This is a great free product if you are looking for an online grade book that will average your students' grades. If you are looking for something that works well with Standards Based Grading, I don't think this is the product for you. The set-up was simple, and it is a very basic grade book. It calculates grades just fine, but it is too similar to Powerschool for me to make the switch. I'm still looking for a good grade book for Standards Based Grading.