Tips for creating an online gradebook include knowing what key customizable grading and reporting features are needed and then sampling a number of different options using free online templates. Teachers can choose from a number of free online gradebooks available, including those from Learn Boost, Think Wave and Jump Rope, before investing in a premium account.
Learn Boost is a free online gradebook and roster for teachers. Features of this product include a simple interface that is easy to learn. The analytic feature helps educators quickly identify areas of weakness where students need focused instruction. Teachers can also use Learn Boost to print report cards and attendance sheets.
Some teachers prefer to report grading using a percentage or a letter grade. A key feature of the Think Wave online free gradebook is flexible grading with customizable options for grading by letter, percentage or points. Using Think Wave, teachers can also share digital copies of attendance and grading reports online with students and parents.
Some online grade books let teachers control how feedback is reported. Jump Rope allows educators to connect grading directly to mastery of an item on a standards-based curriculum. Reporting options include listing standard points and grades or offering feedback about growth toward a learning goal.