Edgenuity Introduces New Online Gradebook
Edgenuity, which provides
digital content to school districts, has created a new teacher
Gradebook designed to help teachers better monitor student engagement, progress and
in real time.
The new tool is expected to
help teachers in blended learning classrooms keep track of students'
by indicating immediately how they are doing with units, lessons and
activities. Additionally, teachers can now view key metrics for
of students at once.
Among the features being
provided by the new digital gradebook:
- Automatic average computing —
The Gradebook calculates both student and class average across all
- Color coding for progress — A
color bar displays each student's course completion in relation to
should be: green for on track, red for behind;
- Engagement tracking — This shows
students' total active time as well as the number of days since they
logged on; and
- Traditional Gradebook View —
All students in a section are listed on one page, just as would be the
with a paper-and-pencil gradebook.
The new Gradebook will be
available this fall.
"Teachers spend one third of
their day on administrative tasks, including grading," said Edgenuity
Factor. "Our new Gradebook makes teachers' time more productive,
them by providing actionable data on student performance to tailor
instructional approaches, identify which students may be in need of
remediation and personalize the learning experience."
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.