What Is Grade Sync and Why Do K-12 Schools Need It?

What Is Grade Sync and Why Do K-12 Schools Need It?

Grade Sync is a data exchange solution that enables teachers to seamlessly transfer grades from the Learning Management System (LMS) or edtech solution they are using to the school’s Student Information System (SIS). Without grade sync, educators would be forced to manually transfer grades from the edtech platform to the school’s main repository for grades, which would potentially lead to more inaccuracy and most certainly would take more time.

Issues with Manual Grade Entry

Managing students’ grades and properly recording them can be time-consuming and frustrating. Manually updating grades across platforms takes precious time from a teacher’s day when that time could be better spent engaging with students. But it’s not just teachers who are impacted by manually entering grades; it slows the process so that students and their parents or guardians don’t have access to their grades in real-time.

Benefits of Grade Sync

Grade Sync simplifies recording student grades, leading to better efficiency, quicker access to data, and a reduction of errors. For most educators, it simplifies grade recording from a manual entry process to a simple click of the button. For example, when the school’s LMS is integrated with their SIS, teachers simply have to click “yes” when asked if they want to upload grades from the LMS to the SIS. The grades for an entire class can be synced at one time versus the teacher entering each grade manually.

Access to Accurate and Time Grades Supports Student Success

By integrating grade sync with the district’s SIS with edtech software applications, educators and administrators have greater visibility of student progress. Not only can the district generalize the data to make informed decisions about curriculum and education support needs, but teachers can use the information to quickly intervene in cases where students are struggling.

School Passport is a zero-trust data exchange platform by GG4L that provides secure grade sync to schools. School Passport’s secure data exchange protects Personally Identifiable Information (PII) through data encryption, role-base access control, and audit logs to help ensure the secure handling of sensitive information.

For more information on how School Passport’s Grade Sync from GG4L can help your district, visit www.gg4l.com/learnmore.

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