When the grade book (or teacher) fails to save grades

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  1. Backroads

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    Pure vent here.

    The end of the term was Friday, and final grades are due tomorrow. I brought some grading home with me, and as I'm watching X-Files and putting in some math scores, I realize that the big math test I did last week, already graded and passed back... has a total of 4 student scores when I swear up and down I entered every single grade.

    Gah. There's no way I can recover that data without giving the test again. Sigh. And it was big information, too.
     
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  3. jadorelafrance

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    Can you ask for the tests back from the students?
    I always keep assessments in my file cabinet for various reasons. Can you keep future assessments to prevent this from happening again?
    I'm surprised none of the kids said anything.
    What you could do is put a zero in the grade book and wait for the kids to come rushing to you with their tests.
     
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    I do put zeros in, but if I fail to hit "save" regularly, it's no good. With this particular program, I need to save every five minutes. I've has many times where I'm entering grades only to find the program had effectively logged itself out for security reasons and I have to enter everything again. I could ask for them back, but a group of second graders who have already taken their work home... I'd doubt I'd get a high return and definitely not in time to get them on the term I prefer. So... Alas and a lesson for me.
     
  5. Caesar753

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    This has happened to me, too. My district switched to a new web-based gradebook software a while back. Sometimes the internet connection goes down without warning or notice, so it seems like everything is fine until you go back in later and discover all your grades gone. It's a mess. It's also a great reason to hang onto student work instead of passing it back.
     
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    Can you just strike it from the gradebook?
     
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    I did so. I already had enough material for a fair grade and I can always retest for my own knowledge later, but I just wanted that grade on that term...:confused:
     
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    What's ironic is that I rarely pass stuff back so soon! Then the one time...
     
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    I always check and double check to make sure things saved. This has happened to me a couple of times. So frustrating!!
     
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  10. OUOhYeah

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    May I ask what program you are using? It sounds like progressbook, but I'm not sure if that's it?
     
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    Aspire
     
  12. MLB711

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    That has happened to me soooo often. Thankfully at my school we have test folders for all of my students to get their tests signed. I have had to pull at least 3 assignments from test folders bc I didn't write down the grades.
    It's incredibly frustrating. I know what you mean! Glad you found a way to resolve the issue though.
     
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