Advantages of Using a Gradebook Built for Standards
Instructors can use gradebooks to show them about a student’s performance on assignments over a specific period. An instructor can use a traditional gradebook to know of the student’s strengths and weaknesses by checking on the overall performance for a particular exam or grading period. However, it is possible to know where a student is in a better way by the use of a standards-based gradebook. Various advantages can be derived from the use of standards-based gradebooks. Among the benefits that can be achieved by the use of standards-based gradebooks are those given below.
Teachers can tag assignments with standards whenever they assign a task to their students. This way, every task that a student does is important, and the results of such an assignment are graded and can be tracked in the standards-based gradebook. When this is done, a teacher can track the performance of a student on each assignment which would not have been possible with a traditional gradebook which only gives the teacher information on the student performance based on the average grade during or grading period. It is therefore possible for the teacher to have a better understanding of what the student is strong and weak at when they can observe their performance on different assignments given. With the understanding of where the student is good that or is failing in, the teacher is better placed to help them because they can strengthen them in their area of weakness and encourage them in their area of strength. Students can, therefore, be better since teachers can identify the areas they are struggling in and they can help them in the same. The teachers can also help the students in choosing what would be advisable for them to study on in future based on their area of strength.
Teachers can have an easy way of finding out their students’ performance by using a standards-based gradebook. Teachers can have the information they need in a digital platform built for standards where they can view the student progress. Being digital allows teachers to review the information required from any place and at any time thus offering them much-needed convenience. It is also made easy for the teachers to analyze the information by offering an easy-to-read display of the performance of their students in specific areas, thus understanding the strengths and weaknesses of their students. There is also the provision for the teacher to follow on a specific standard and find out how many times the standard has been measured and how a student performed each time the standard was used. A teacher can thus track their students’ performance as well as the measures organists which their performances determined and take necessary action.