GradeA is only available for purchase through the Mac App Store, but there is a limited trial version available on my website http://www.dave256apps.com.
GradeA is an application for storing and computing grades and attendance records. Add custom categories (i.e., Homework, Quizzes, Exams, Labs) and add assessments for each category. Optionally drop a specified number of lowest scores from each category. Three different grading calculation methods: weighted average of categories, total points, and total points per category with weighted average of categories. Email reports to students (or parents for K-12) using Mail.app. Print individual reports to hand out to students. View/Edit grades by student or by assessment. Import names from a properly formatted CSV file. Export a CSV file with data. Undo support. User manual in the help menu. See http://www.dave256apps.com for more information.
Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
A Very Reliable Program
I am a college professor and I’ve been looking for an independent grading program that I could employ outside of the online services (e.g. Blackboard) that are common. I spent a good deal of time comparing and this does what I need. The interface is clean, the sorting capabilities are simple, and you can export the class grades into an Excel or Pages program easily. There is a bit of a learning curve but this isn’t impossible if you’ve ever used a grading program. Just give yourself time with the demo version (on the developer’s website) and you’ll see if it will work for you. My needs were to grade for each student about four items, average them, and generate a final grade. (I don’t use attendance.) This worked. You can even put in notes for assignments to remember what you’re thinking when “that student” comes around wanting an explanation.
If the developer returned to it for improvement (his last: 2014), then it would be nice to be able to export select items to Pages (e.g. Creating a sheet that sorted grades by ID number alone so the class could see the results privately; or having a stats export of a given test so that a page would show the distribution of scores [a bar graph?], scores, and averages).
I like it!
This has a lot of options and is pretty intuitive. For the things that are not intuitive (at least to me), I have e-mailed Dave several times and gotten super helpful, super speedy guidance from him. So I’m very happy.
Not at all Intuitive
Wish I had not spent the money! There does not appear to be a way to enter separate assignments. This actually looks like a program for taking attendence, everything is about taking attendance and not for keeping track of grades for each student. I spent over $14 for nothing!! Very dissatisfied.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.