Quizzes, tests, grades, Oh My! is right! How do you keep track of it all?
Homeschool requirements and reporting vary from state to state. For example, in Georgia, parents are required to “write an annual progress assessment report in each required subject area for each student. These reports shall be retained for at least three years.” This assessment could just be a description without grades, or it could be formal. However, if you are planning to send your child back to public school or your state has additional requirements, here are some options to help you meet your requirements.
Five J’s Free Gradebook
Gradebook+ is a free gradebook and record-keeping spreadsheet template for homeschool. The mom created Gradebook+ to use for her own high school son, but it can be used for any grade level. It’s easy-to-use and customizable to fit your own homeschool, and detailed instructions for using the spreadsheet template are included.
ThinkWave is a free online gradebook that is an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. Flexible grading with points, letters, and custom grades. Custom reports (like attendance) produce beautiful .pdf documents: student & parent access.
Save time and stay organized with Homeschool Tracker. A flexible, online tool for homeschool record keeping, planning, and reporting. (approx $65 per year – 20 students, 3 teachers)
Homeschool Minder helps you organize lessons, assignments, and grading so you can focus on what’s important, education. (approx $39 per year- unlimited students, 1 teacher)
How do you handle grading, attendance, etc? Comment below. We’d love to hear your ideas.