Sunday, November 30, 2008

Examining daily report cards

The dynamics of grade-tracking systems

Check school districts nationwide, and you'll find grade-tracking programs in place. The systems, which allow online monitoring by students and parents, can track a student’s daily progress, including class attendance, missed assignments and grades on homework, quizzes and tests. Students can use the program to calculate by what amount they need to raise a grade, or gauge the impact of a bad test or quiz.

Grade-tracking programs are changing the way parents, students, and teachers interact. Since parents can keep abreast of their child's progress, parent-teacher conferences are no longer the setting for unpleasant surprises, as the Washington Post reports.

Related: I know what you did last math class, Schools turn to online grade, progress tracking

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