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1. Accuracy is
of prime importance in record
2. Never share
a student's grades with anyone other
than the student and parents.
their grades frequently.
4. If a
student questions a grade, require
him or her to give
evidence that an error was made.
required my students keep a copy of
all graded papers, tests and
5. From the
first day of class explain how the
grades are calculated and kept.
6. Utilize the
school website, email, blog,
twitter, fax, telephone and the US
mail to update the parents on a
student's progress. Never give the
parent the option of claiming they
did not know that the student was
failing. If possible keep a hard
copy of the grades incase of computer
7. Be prepared
to defend the grades to the parents,
guidance, administration and in some
cases a court.
8. A grade
book is a legal document and must be
reviewed, updated, maintained and
stored for future references.