If you teach elementary
Does Your Grade
- Keep grades for as many
as 16 subjects + behavior + attendance in one file?
- Keep as grades for as
many as 40 standards
in each of the 16 subjects?
- Differentiate between
Subjects that are Academic (Reading or Math) and Effort Only (Art
or PE) ?
- Calculate both Academic
(A and B) and Effort (O and S) Grades for Academic
- Calculate grades for each standards and allow indicators like Proficient and Basic as grades?
- Allow you to mix
traditional grades (above) and standards-based
grades in the same subject?
- Allow you to mark a
Student "At Risk", by subject?
- Allow you to
scores by number correct or number wrong and compute the
- Have a Quick Entry system
(one key per entry) ?
- Allow you to use rubric
style scoring for standards-based
assessment? (4, 3, 2, 1, etc.)
- Use Relational Weighing of scores for traditional grades? (PGGP does not do Categories.)
- Provide for cooperative
learning groups, allowing one entry to be distributed to the
- Calculate Study
- Calculate Behavior
(Classroom and Playground) ?
- Keep track of
- Report all the above on
X 4" labels
(allowing you to glue them in agendas or homework packs)
- Have adaptable grade
formulas for Academic, Effort, Standards Based and Behavior grades?
- Allow you to write
in as many as four languages? (You
write, PGGP does
gender-appropriate pronouns in the letters?
- Merge Grades
in the letters?
- Merge a Standards Based graph in the letter.
- Merge a
of assignments in the letters by date and subject?
- Merge behavior
incidents in the letters?
- Include installers for
Macintosh OS X (native- does not use Classic) and Windows 95
to Vista, sharing data between the two?
- Have an Easy
- Make changing to a new
quarter or new year as simple as selecting New in the File
- Require a tiny bit of
disk space and computer memory to operate?
- Have the backing of a
who worked with elementary teachers and kids every day...
- Who checks
daily? (Click and see how soon you get an answer.)
- Who answers all
- Who admits it if there
is a problem and even makes it fun? (Fun
- Who can, if there is a
problem, have a fix to you via the Internet (often in 24 hours)
- Post grades to the
- Print report cards via Report Card Time?
If you answered yes to the
above questions, then congratulations, you must be using
But, if it seems like
your grade book
was built with a high school
teacher in mind,
Sounds "Pretty Good", don't
(...not to worry. Still no
pie charts or histograms. Just grades, where you want them, when you
* How can one person keep up with all the tech
support for PGGP? Frankly, even though there are thousands and
thousands of copies licensed, there isn't much tech support.
PGGP works. Folks have asked for their money back 5 times since