Almost every teacher needs a teacher grade book and a way to track progress of their students. Whether you use an online template or one of the following free grade sheets listed below, having a system that works for your particular classroom is vital.
Use this free printable grade sheet template to record student grades so you always have a hard copy.
Personally, I like to always have my gradebook sitting next to me as I record grades, then I enter them in to the online gradebook if required by my district. That way, I have a backup in the case of a system wipeout (it has happened and I was lucky that I was prepared).
Plus, it makes it simple to show parents specific grades or trends while they are sitting across from you at the parent teacher conference table.
If you prefer to work in an excel file, this free gradebook will be your cup of tea!
I love that it is super colorful and cute. Having a blank chart template to view student assessment scores is quite handy.
In addition, excel allows you to use the data in charts and graphs, which may be very telling of how a student is performing over time.
Free Online Gradebook
Here are 3 additional online teacher grade book options that may be better suited for your needs. You can view them as you have time and see if they offer a sample version of their software to test out.
- LearnBoost has an online gradebook, lesson plans, and a collaborative platform to communicate with students and parents.
- TeacherEase has standards-based grading templates. They also include lesson plan templates, rubrics, and other assessment forms to make it easy to integrate all your grading in one spot.
- This article from eLearning Industry compares 5 different online grading options available. They explain the pros and cons of each. Something such as being able to set up units or standards could be a deal-breaker for the software you choose in the end.
Part of a teacher’s must-have list includes grade books, awards certificates, and lesson plans. Having the right tools if necessary to performing your job at the highest level. Find the tools that work best with your teaching style and never stop searching for the system that runs the most effective for you personally in your classroom.