Last week I posted a survey of online grading practices. I announced the survey through several email lists I participate in , as well as on my Facebook “wall”. The survey was open for five days, and resulted in 164 responses. I make no attempt to pass this survey off as statistically accurate representation of all teachers/schools–the respondents come from a class of teachers that is actively pursuing professional development and fairly tech savvy–but the data do provide in insight into the practices and views of a relatively widespread group of teachers/schools (see Question 9 below).
The entire data is available to see on a Google spreadsheet here.
[this page last updated 4 Dec 2012 at 4:45 PM Pacific Time]
Summary of responses
Question 1: Of the respondents, 96% post assignment scores in some way.
Top four systems:
- PowerSchool (37)
- Edline (15)
- Skyward (12)
- Infinite Campus (10)
Question 2:What is your school’s/district’s policy on posting assignment scores? View comments here.
Question 3:What portion of your school’s teachers do you believe post assignment scores/grades online?
Question 4:How would you rate the satisfaction of the teachers at your school with the value of your system? A majority of teachers at my school find…
Question 5:How would you rate the amount of time you put into communicating with individual parents? [N/A responses–those who do not have a system or have only taught with online grading–are not included in the pie.]
Question 6: How satisfied are YOU with the general impact of posting assignment grades online? (Please reflect on how the system has impacted your teaching. If your system has some annoyances–mine sure does–please try to overlook these when answering this question). View additional submitted comments here.
Question 7:How would you grade the system your school uses? Overall grade–including user interface, parent/student access, time required on your part, etc. No grade inflation, please 🙂
Question 8: Locations Approximate location of responders based on ZIP Codes provided (not all submissions had ZIP codes, and some are just the central ZIP code for the city, not for the specific school). The markers in the Atlantic Ocean are from ZIP codes that geocoded to Europe.
View Locations of responders in a full screen map
Question 9: Viewother/general comments
1. Email lists include:
- National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Physics list
- NSTA Pedagogy list
- Modeling Instruction list.