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Old 08-15-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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All of our elementary schools have it. They started it at all the schools in our district about 5 years ago.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Do They Do This In Your Schools?

Yes, my district has a program where parents can monitor their child's grades by accessing the teachers' electronic gradebooks online. I get frequent feedback from parents and consider another valuable line of communication.

We still issue progress reports every three weeks, though. Seems to be a duplication of effort.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:03 PM
 
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We have it. It was Pinnacle but they changed it to another program which I find easier to use. I like it.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:05 AM
 
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When I was in HS (late 90s, early 2000s), we had grades, attendance, and feedback on the school website. Parents kept in touch with teachers via email.

Nowadays my same school district now archives all work digitally and makes it available for parents to review with teachers comments. I don't have kids, but my sister does and one of the things that she said is great is that current teachers can trace back problems back to previous grades to identify at what level the student started having problems.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:23 AM
 
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Yes you are right i think that only 20 % parents checks on kids
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The local high school has it; it's called FOCUS. Some teachers are better than others about keeping it updated; I'm not sure what the rules are. I have never used it myself, but when we had our exchange student last year, she would periodically check it. (She got all A's, and she always asked permission to skip school/class, LOL... if she was not such a good student, I would have checked up on her.)

I don't know about the local elementary and middle schools. Looking back at my own educational experience, something like that would have done the most good in middle school. In elementary school, parents are typically more involved, and by high school, most kids are able to handle their own schoolwork/homework/grades.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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Our school system uses Infinite Campus and I love it. Our son is a classic bright underachiever. He usually gets good grades without a lot of effort and is a bit lazy about turning in assignments.
Every Friday we check his grades, missing assignments, etc together. If he has missing assignments he has no Call of Duty until he gets everything up to date. If he has grades that are lower than he's capable of the same thing. It holds him accountable and it's very effective.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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We now have to maintain the grading site for our classes along with posting all assignments on our required web-site.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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We now have to maintain the grading site for our classes along with posting all assignments on our required web-site.
Do you have to post assignments for each student or group? For example, if I have 27 students and 7 different reading groups, would I have to post each group's assignments?
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Do you have to post assignments for each student or group? For example, if I have 27 students and 7 different reading groups, would I have to post each group's assignments?

Each group.

My problem is that vast majority of my assignments aren't in a format that can be downloaded/uploaded, whatever.
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