Simplify Grading and Reporting in Your School
Research has shown that grading and reporting students’ academic performance is one of the most difficult task of teachers therefore, computational errors are inevitable.
By Gbenga Ayanfe
FREE GRADING TEMPLATE:SIMPLESCHOOL GRADING & RESULT APP 2.1: SIMPLESCHOOL GRADING & RESULT APP 2.2:
For many years I was in the educational line and I was specifically teaching, for me teaching was my second nature. But actually, apart from the fact that teaching was a “birth thing” for me, I would say I could teach very well.
I was taking mathematics for for all ages. I could teach so well – all my student loves and look forward to having me in their classes because my classes are always a mix of simplicity, Humor, Life coaching and an all rounded teaching(I have this unique ability to connect with both the most brilliant student in the class and the dullest at the same time).
Sometime I will go to their class and all we will do is to sing (Of course the song has to do with what I’m teaching-I compose songs out of what I teach). Sometimes I will go to their class to share life inspiring stories with them. One way or the other I had my way of connecting with my students perfectly and I always ensure they were always getting anything I was trying to drive home to them per time.
But I wish all I do in the school is to come and teach in classes, get my students to learn and then we all go home. I so wish that was all. But No! I come to realize that teaching is an experience that is much more than going to class and feeling on top of the world. Although I can argue that it takes about 50% of the activities but the presence of the other 50% is undeniable.
The other 50% involves the other activities that bring the learning experience into a complete outlook. It involves activities like grading assignments (and I always give quite a lot of assignment back then because you know it was always a good way to ensure that students get back to studying after the lessons), grading Test and exam scores, Computing figures to set positions, Writing of lesson note, Marking class attendance as the class teacher and the others.
You see what I realize is that I could spend more time doing and sorting the other 50% that it drains me of my energy and vibe to flow well at my best 50% teaching in the class.
I saw that it was hitting me up. Unfortunately, I had to admit that it was making me less effective. I wish I had a saviour. I wish there was a way that aspect could be complimented and all I have to do in the class and in the school is to do what I’m good at alone. According to the 80-20 rule I was spending my energy of the 80% that will only result to the 20% productivity whereas there’s this other 20% that will bring me to the needed 80% profit that I need that I wasn’t being effective at any longer.
Who will save me?? As I check around I saw that the problem was not just my problem alone it was a problem for almost all of the co-teacher I spoke and met with. Everyone seems to be dealing with that same issue. How do we get out? Who or what will recuse the millions of teachers and educators across the globe by helping to compliment the other processes in the school while they focus on doing what they can do well?
In order to solve the problem, we founded Prime Tech Academy to produce digital products among others to salvage the situation and lift away the 50% burden off teachers.
Today, we introduce SimpleSchool Grading & Result App to help teachers with computing results and analysing students performance in cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills.
FREE GRADING TEMPLATE:
SIMPLESCHOOL GRADING & RESULT APP 2.1:
SIMPLESCHOOL GRADING & RESULT APP 2.2:
SimpleSchool Grading & Result App 2.1 Details
The video clip above gives a details description of this wonderful App.
The HOME PAGE
When you load the App (make sure you enable macro), the HOME PAGE shows up.
You have the school Details on the right and instruction on the left. In the middle, you have two tabs; you click to go to “Database” or “Grade Book”
Note: The school details will change as soon as you update your details on the “Database”
This is the part where you enter the students, class, subjects, total marks, grades school and other details accordingly.
The GRADE BOOK
This is where you enter the students’ scores in each subjects, comments, attendance and psychomotor/affective scores.
NAVIGATION TABS: These take you to the respective pages.
THE YELLOW CELL: By clicking the drop down arrow to its right, you can click on the subject or part of the Grade book you want to work on.
You have the following in the drop down:
- The subjects you typed on the database
- Affective/Psychomotor Traits
- Comments Section
- Result Page
- Show All
SIMPLESCHOOL GRADING & RESULT APP 2.1:
THE SUBJECTS SECTION
This is the part where you type in the students’ score according to the tests you specified. You also give a short comment about the students in that subject.
NOTE: Your tests must sum up to 100
The only editable part here is the portion where you enter the students’ scores. All other updates automatically.
The names you input in the database will show up, so you do not need to enter the names here again.
All editing is done on the Database.
Below the page for each subject, you have the analysis of the test items and the class overall average.
THE AFFECTIVE/PSYCHOMOTOR PAGE
This is the part where the students are assessed on the Affective and Psychomotor qualities.
The qualities are displayed in the order you typed them in the database and rating scale you specified for them.
All you need is to type the number that correspond to the score of each student.
THE ATTENDANCE SECTION
First, you click in the cells for Start Date and End Date to update them per term.
The dates will update immediately you specifies the Start and End Dates.
For each student and for each day you click in the cell and choose the right record;
P – Present
L – Late
A – Absent
H – Holiday
THE COMMENTS SECTION
This is the section where the Class Teacher and Head of School input comment for each student.
THE OVERALL SECTION
This section shows the overall performance of the students in all the subjects and the overall mark, grade, percentage and position at a glance.
You don’t input anything here.
THE REPORT SECTION
This is where all your inputs for each student are collated in Report Sheet format.
First, at the bottom of the page update the resumption date.
To check for each student report, select his name in the drop down of the name cell below the Students’ picture.
You can also do the same for the term.
THE PRINTING & EMAIL SECTION
This section is beside the Result Section.
The Email Template shows the format of the email message that will be sent alongside the student’s report.
Next, Set your Sender’s Email details for GMAIL and YAHOO. Outlook is automatic if you have it running on you system.
You can Print/Send the current result displayed by clicking the the CURRENT TABS.
Click Print/Send All to print or send for all the students in the class at once.
NOTE: You need internet connection on your system to SEND MAIL.
EVERY OTHER THING ON THIS APP IS OFF LINE.
If you need a different customization for your institution or company, we can do that for you. Contact us.