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Software and Reporting Tools

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Most gradebook software will claim that it allows you to use standards-based grading practices. Almost none deliver on that promise. As you develop your policy, review the products below to find one that best matches what you need. You may still have to make some adjustments.


  • Markscan was designed by a teacher in Ontario after moving to standards-based grading. It has some good graphic options.
  • ActiveGrade is one of the most popular commercial tools for standards-based grading.
  • Pinnacle Grade (formerly Excelsior) uses a variety of colors and graphics to view information from student scores.
  • Jupiter Grades promotes flexibility between traditional and standards-based practices. You can see a sample report card here.
  • Benchmark Grading claims to increase teaching quality via scoring against state standards and benchmarks.



Don't see anything you like? Check out this collection of Gradebook Software, or use my resources to Roll Your Own Gradebook using Excel. You can also watch tutorials on my YouTube Channel. You may also want to visit my Data Visualization Wiki or my Excel for Educators blog for additional tools and ideas for representing student data.


Looking for examples of Grading Systems and Report Cards? Big Ideas has a collection from schools around the country.



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