ActiveGrade started as an itch. As teachers we saw the potential of standards/competency-based grading for creating a classroom focused on true learning and meaningful, effective feedback, but needed a tool that would help manage that classroom. In scratching that itch we’ve created a program based on 3 core beliefs:
- Assessment and grading should be about helping students learn and improve, not about ranking
- Clear, regular communication about expectations empowers students to be active in their own learning process
- Giving meaningful feedback shouldn’t take all day
ActiveGrade was created by teachers, for teachers. Our mission is to build positive communication and effective feedback into the very structure of web-based tools for grading and evaluation. We hope to improve the learning experience for students and the effectiveness of teachers and administrators.