I've just started teaching this year, and have been using Engrade for my grading (to allow parent access) while also using the school gradebook program (also an electronic system, SchoolMaster). Thus I have not bothered actually keeping a physcial, pen-paper gradebook. I was told today by my administrator that Illinois state law requires us to keep a paper gradebook in addition to our electronic one. Now, I didn't argue of course... but to me, this makes no sense. I understand possibly, to use it as backup... but I have my gradebook recorded electronically in 2 places, and print out hard copies each week. Writing it by hand in a physical book seems like a waste of time, and I'd be doing it AFTER already entering them into the system. Is there really a law like this? Or is there something funky going on with my school?