Press ReleaseA New Tool for Back to School
A new website lets teachers post their students' grades online in real-time.
Sacramento, CA August 4, 2004 -- As the back-to-school season nears, Engrade, an innovative provider of online tools for teachers, announced today the launch of its website http://www.engrade.com. Engrade’s new website is a free service that allows teachers to post students’ grades online and allows parents and students to view those grades online in real-time by logging in to their Engrade account.
With this new service, Engrade seeks to give teachers a tool to keep parents and students continually informed of their grades, attendance, and upcoming assignments.
Thanks to educational sponsors, Engrade is a free service. And because Engrade’s technology is “web-based” it does not require any installations – all of Engrade’s service are available through their website.
In the past, teachers’ only method of grade reporting was to periodically print paper reports. Both teachers and students found this to be problematic because those paper reports became out of date as soon as a new assignment was graded – so students and their parents never knew exactly how they were performing in class and experienced long delays before seeing their corrected assignment scores.
Now, Engrade’s new online reporting tools will solve those problems by continually updating students online grade reports as soon as teachers enter new assignments into Engrade’s website – allowing students and parents to be constantly aware of their class grade and assignment scores.
“We feel that Engrade will really help students - and their parents - get a better idea of how they are performing in their classes and increase student-parent participation,” said Brian Holt, President and Founder of Engrade.
In addition to online grades, Engrade provides teachers with the option of posting attendance records and upcoming assignment due dates online.
Using Engrade’s online attendance reports, parents can see their students’ real-time attendance reports from work or from home and teachers can notify the parents of absent students instantly via e-mail.
With Engrade’s assignment calendar, teachers can post a list of upcoming assignments for students and parents to see when they log in, making the old excuse of “I forgot that was due today,” obsolete.
Engrade’s new website seeks to reshape the way grades, attendance, and assignments are reported, increasing students’ and parents’ participation and improving student performance.
For more information about using Engrade in your classroom, visit their website at: http://www.engrade.com/
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