As we (teachers and educators) know, traditional pen and paper grading is a tedious and time-consuming task. It might take one many hours to grade assignments of a single class let alone if you have many classes. A dreaded nightmare for sure! Luckily, technology has made our life easier! There are a wide variety of apps that are designed specifically to assist teachers with their grading.
More than that, most of these apps provide extra features besides grading allowing teachers to interact, connect and communicate with students, track attendance, download grading reports in various formats, provide real-time feedback and many more. Below is a collection of some of the best Android and iOS grading apps to help you effectively grade your students’ work and save precious time to channel towards other teaching activities.
QuickGrade is a grading app that helps you calculate test scores and percentages. It offers an intuitive interface embedding a wide variety of interesting features including: adjustable grade scale, pass/fail grading, point based grading, color coded grades, plus/minus grading, adjustable grade letters, adjustable score precision, and more.
Socrative Teacher helps you better manage your class and enhance students learning. You can use it to gauge students comprehension through a number of formative assessment features including quizzes, exit tickets, space races, quick question polls. Socrative Teachers embeds an automatic grading system which instantly grade students work and provides visual illustrations of test results. You can download performance reports and share them with students and parents.
Groovy Grader is another powerful grading app that you can use to calculate grades. It ‘can be configured to work for 100’s of questions and has the option to display the grade as a whole number or with one decimal place. Groovy Grader can show the number correct, the number wrong or both’. aLSO, ‘Groovy Grader can view 50 or more grades on the screen at once. It also allows you to turn off the auto-dimming screen. There’s no touching to scroll for the most common grades, or to turn the screen back on.’
Compatibility: iOS / Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+
Easy Grade helps you easily grade your students papers and assignments. Some of the features it offers include: adjust the number of questions in the test, select whether you want ‘to calculate based on number of problems right or number of problems wrong’, increase or decrease text size, ‘choose whether you want to increment by half-points in case you gave partial credit’, and more.
ZipGrade allows you grade students quizzes and assessments using your device camera as a scanner. The app offers answer sheets ‘available in several formats and sizes up to 100 questions’. It also allows you to export students results in PDF and Excel-readable format. ZipGrade saves results and arranges them by students, subject, and quiz. You can use the web-based version of ZipGrade to ‘manage your data and upload student lists and review results in dozens of reports and exports.’
GradeCam facilitates the grading process by offering a wide variety of time-saving grading features. Some of the features it provides include the ability to scan and score handwritten short responses and number responses, , print custom answer sheets on plain paper, hand-score student responses on-the-go from digital images clipped right into the app, rubrics for performance-based assignments, enable students to privately scan their own assignments with instant access to missed questions or grades only, transfer grades into digital gradebooks, and many more.