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Software to keep track of school grades.

OpenGrade is software for teachers to keep track of grades. It can put the students' grade reports on a Web server and allow the students password-protected access to them. Features include:

  • A variety of reports can be created.
  • Grades can be uploaded to a web server, where students can have password-protected access to them.
  • If you use a set grading scale, you can have the software use it to compute letter grades automatically.
  • Grades can be based on total points, or on a weighted average of scores in various categories such as exams and quizzes
  • You can drop the lowest grade (or the N lowest grades) from a given category.
  • Students can be dropped and later reinstated without losing all their grades.
  • There is support for extra-credit categories, and for categories that don't count towards the student's grade.
  • Gradebook files are password-protected with a digital watermark, so you can detect tampering.
  • Gradebook files are in a plain-text format, which makes it easy to work with them using Unix utilities.


User documentation in pdf at


version 3.2.0 (stable)
released on 15 January 2017

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Ted Teah

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31 October 2005

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Ben Crowell Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 January 2017.


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