How To Automate Students' Grade and Generate Result in Few Steps
Research has shown that grading and reporting students’ academic performance is one of the most difficult tasks of teachers therefore, computational errors are inevitable.
By Gbenga A. Ayanfe
Measuring students’ cognitive, affective and psychomotor performance is key to the success of any educational institution. Research has shown that teachers find this task rigorous and time consuming and, in the bid to combine this with their core duties, they often make some errors in the computation and analysis of the result. However, it should not be a rigorous and tedious task for educators.
In this 21st century, computation and analysis of students’ performance should transcend to ‘electronic’ to meet up with the pace of the changing trend of globalization and analysis of data.
For many years I was in the educational line and I was specifically teaching, for me teaching was my second nature. But actually, apart from the fact that teaching was a “birth thing” for me, I would say I could teach very well.
I was taking mathematics for all ages. I could teach so well – all my student loves and look forward to having me in their classes because my classes are always a mix of simplicity, Humor, Life coaching and an all rounded teaching(I have this unique ability to connect with both the most brilliant student in the class and the dullest at the same time).
Sometime I will go to their class and all we will do is to sing (Of course the song has to do with what I’m teaching-I compose songs out of what I teach). Sometimes I will go to their class to share life inspiring stories with them. One way or the other I had my way of connecting with my students perfectly and I always ensure they were always getting anything I was trying to drive home to them per time.
But I wish all I do in the school is to come and teach in classes, get my students to learn and then we all go home. I so wish that was all. But No! I come to realize that teaching is an experience that is much more than going to class and feeling on top of the world. Although I can argue that it takes about 50% of the activities but the presence of the other 50% is undeniable.
The other 50% involves the other activities that bring the learning experience into a complete outlook. It involves activities like grading assignments (and I always give quite a lot of assignment back then because you know it was always a good way to ensure that students get back to studying after the lessons), grading Test and exam scores, Computing figures to set positions, Writing of lesson note, Marking class attendance as the class teacher and the others.
You see what I realize is that I could spend more time doing and sorting the other 50% that it drains me of my energy and vibe to flow well at my best 50% teaching in the class.
“SimpleSchool Grading & Analysis App is a Simple, Editable, Effective and User-friendly School Grade Maker. It runs off-line on Microsoft Excel, designed with Ms VBA.“
I saw that it was hitting me up. Unfortunately, I had to admit that it was making me less effective. I wish I had a saviour. I wish there was a way that aspect could be complimented and all I have to do in the class and in the school is to do what I’m good at alone. According to the 80-20 rule I was spending my energy of the 80% that will only result to the 20% productivity whereas there’s this other 20% that will bring me to the needed 80% profit that I need that I wasn’t being effective at any longer.
Who will save me?? As I check around I saw that the problem was not just my problem alone it was a problem for almost all of the co-teacher I spoke and met with. Everyone seems to be dealing with that same issue. How do we get out? Who or what will recuse the millions of teachers and educators across the globe by helping to compliment the other processes in the school while they focus on doing what they can do well?
In order to solve the problem, we founded Prime Academy Tech to produce digital products among others to salvage the situation and lift away the 50% burden off teachers.
Today, we introduce SimpleSchool Grading & Result Apps to help teachers with computing results and analysing students performance in cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills. Learn More…
With a click of a button or two, the educator does not only have the students’ academic performance graded, he also has a comprehensive analysis of each student performance, class overall performance and test items performance.