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Frequently Asked Questions

Q01: What is GRADE GUIDE?

Q02: Canít I just do all of this with my spreadsheet program?

Q03: How do I install GRADE GUIDE?

Q04: I use GRADE GUIDE at school and at home. Do I need to purchase two licenses?

Q05: Will GRADE GUIDE write information that our school computer can use?

Q06: Will GRADE GUIDE Version 6 for WINDOWS work with my old GRADE GUIDE class files?

Q07: What are grade categories?

Q08: Can I store both letter grades and number grades?

 
Q01: What is GRADE GUIDE?
GRADE GUIDE is a versatile and flexible computer program used for the storing, retrieving, analyzing, and reporting of students' grades.  The program not only provides all the functions available in a traditional teacher's gradebook, but its features allow you to perform useful and important gradebook tasks that would be too cumbersome using a traditional gradebook. 
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Q02: Canít I just do all of this with my spreadsheet program?
If you have a lot of time to waste, you can likely tailor your spreadsheet program to produce the same numerical results as GRADE GUIDE.  A spreadsheet program is very flexible, but it takes considerable time to determine weighting factors, to enter averaging formulas, and to format output.  GRADE GUIDE will do all of this reliably and easily, and will produce reports which are much more helpful.  Teachers who use GRADE GUIDE will get better results, faster results, and will not have to work as hard to get them. 
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Q03: How do I install GRADE GUIDE
When you download GRADE GUIDE from this web site or receive a floppy disk in the mail, just run the program grgid5??.exe (the ?? will be a version number.) A window will appear showing that the program will install into folder "C:\Program Files\GRADE GUIDE." You can change this destination if you wish. Then click the "Unzip" button. You can then place a GRADE GUIDE icon on your desktop by (1) pointing your mouse to an empty place on the desktop, (2) clicking the right mouse button, (3) selecting "New" and then "Shortcut," (4) click the "Browse" button and locate the gradeguide.exe file in the "C:\Program Files\GRADE GUIDE folder (or wherever you chose to have GRADE GUIDE installed), and (5) click the "Next" and "Finish" buttons.
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Q04: I use GRADE GUIDE at school and at home. Do I need to purchase two licenses?
No, GRADE GUIDE is licensed to a person or an organization, not to a computer. If you have a license, you have the right to install GRADE GUIDE on as many computers as you want: you school computer, your home computer, your laptop, and the one at your brother-in-law's house.
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Q05: Will GRADE GUIDE write information that our school computer can use?
If your school computer needs a report written with your studentsí names or identification numbers and their final grades, GRADE GUIDE may or may not already produce a report in a useable format.  The roster reports and the form letter reports can likely be designed for your purposes, and all reports can be directed to computer disk files.  If these reports are not formatted exactly as necessary, it may be easy to create a conversion program which will take GRADE GUIDE reports and format them so your schoolís computer can accept them.  Such conversion programs are often provided for a school that orders a GRADE GUIDE site license.
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Q06: Will GRADE GUIDE Version 6 for WINDOWS work with my old GRADE GUIDE class files?
Of course.  GRADE GUIDE Version 6 for WINDOWS will read all the information written by any earlier version of the program.  Just install the new version and continue working.
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Q07: What are grade categories?
GRADE GUIDE lets you enter grades into grade categories.  This lets you separate different types of grades so they can be treated differently.  For example, you might want to treat TEST scores differently from QUIZ scores, and treat HOMEWORK scores differently than ATTENDANCE records.  When you set up a new class in GRADE GUIDE, you define as many of these categories as you need.  GRADE GUIDE calculates an average score for each category and lets you combine category averages together to form a grand average score.  
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Q08: Can I store both letter grades and number grades?
This is one of the great features of GRADE GUIDE.  It lets you save letter grades, number grades, and something called word grades where you determine up to ten words which will represent grades (such as PRESENT, ABSENT, TARDY).  GRADE GUIDE makes it easy to combine all of these grade types together to get averages or produce final grades.
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