Printable Gradebook

Even though our school system has a completely elctronic gradebook and attandance book online I still love to have a physical gradebook.  You just never know what is going to happen or when the site will be down.  I also like keeping a physical book because I can look at the “big picture” on one page rather than logging in and out of several different pages to see what is going on with a child.  It’s nice to be able to recognize when a student’s grade is low because of outstanding absences, tardies, or just sheer laziness.  I also like being able to grab the gradebook and go to a data meeting or a parent conference because most of the time there is not a computer accessible during those situations.

I decided to spend a little time with Excel and make my own.  I liked a gradebook that I used when I first started teaching.  It had 3 rows dedicated to each student.  I used the top one to mark absences, the middle to code the absence (P for Parent Note, D for Doctor’s note, F for Fieldtrip, S for Suspension, R for Retract, O for Other), the bottom row was used for the score that the child received on an assignment that day.  So, I patterend my gradebook to that theme.  It is scaled to use over one entire quarter.  It can be printed on standard 8.5 x 11″ paper or cardstock.

Here is the FREE PDF version of the gradebook:  Gradebook 2012

I plan to print mine on a cardstock, punch holes in it, and place it in my 3-ringed binder that I have dedicated for each class.

8 thoughts on “Printable Gradebook

  1. Julie Neal

    I love your paper gradebook! Do you have it available in Excel format so that names could be entered each grading period?

  2. Dawn

    This is exactly what I have wanted. I do not know enough about Excel in order to create what I wanted! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Lyndsey Post author

      I’m glad it is something that will be useful to you in your classroom. have a wonderful year! Also, there are other forms on the site that may be useful to you, too. I have created a “Missing Assignment Log” and an “Absentee Form” that you may like. So, check them out.

  3. Debora Carroll

    I love your gradebook! Could you please send me the Excel format too? This is exactly what I have been looking for.

  4. Pam Duquette

    I am so glad I found your page. I have searched every where for a template. The school district I work for also has an online grade book but if a student is moved out to another class before I can print my grade book, I lose all the grades and cannot share them with the student’s new teacher. Also, our teacher supply store ,where I always purchased my paper grade book, recently closed and moved to another city about 45 miles away. Thank you again for making the template available.

  5. Cathy

    Thank you! I am so glad there is someone out there who believes in hard copy still! I will be putting grades on-line this year, but can’t let go of tried and true methods!


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