What Is a Pinnacle Gradebook?

A Pinnacle gradebook is part of an assessment management software suite designed for educators and developed by Excelsior Software. The gradebook automatically enters test scores and other data based on teacher input and offers features for educators and administrators, as well as students and parents.

The Pinnacle software suite is more than an online grading system. The system uses standards-based benchmarks to provide an accurate assessment of a student's strengths and weaknesses. With real-time reporting, teachers can adjust their assignments and lessons to cater to the needs of the students.

The Pinnacle Internet viewer allows school districts to give parents and students access to the gradebook. Each student receives an identification number and pass code that can be used to view up-to-date grades, class assignments, attendance records and academic reports.