Gradelink

Gradelink

Cloud-based school administration software

4.8/5 (223 reviews)

Gradelink Overview

Gradelink connects administrators, teachers, parents, and students in one seamless system that elegantly handles all of your grading, attendance, and SIS needs. Enrolling students, tracking grades and attendance, and printing final report cards have never been easier. And with Gradelink’s centralized design, information only needs to be entered once before becoming instantly available school wide.

Gradelink works entirely online through your web browser. Staff members can work from school, home or anywhere internet access is available. You don’t need any special hardware or software, and Gradelink runs on Macs, PCs, and tablets.

Parents and students can access grades, conduct, performance, teacher comments and upcoming assignments online. Automatic Grade Monitoring allows parents to receive email alerts about their child’s current progress.

All Gradelink accounts are protected by a secure login. Your school’s data gets backed up and archived off-site daily. Even if your PC fails or is stolen, data remains safe at Gradelink.

We take customer support seriously. From the first time you call us, through training, to any issues that arise, we’re here to help you each step of the way with clear, responsive phone and email support included in your plan.

Pricing

Starting from
US$92,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, China, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United States

Supported Languages

English, Spanish

Gradelink Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
98% positive reviews
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Haiat B.

I am very happy with gradelink software. It made my life easy as an administrator.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/06/29
Review Source: Capterra

Most of all, the biggest benefit is that it saves our time in the office. We do not have information everywhere. All information is located in the software.

Pros

Every information we need is stored in G.Link. All lesson plans and standards are together. Standards carry a lot of information for teachers. Grades are easily entered and are not lost. Parents communication has gotten better this year because of G.Link. Every teacher has a web page that she/he can design.
Administrators can publish their announcement daily, weekly and monthly.

We like the fact that it prepares the students' report cards and transcripts. We do not have to do that any more. The discipline, students' health life, parents' information is all there for us.
Teachers like it so much. They still need to get used to it and the deadlines they receive but I know for a fact that they like the features in the lesson plans such as copy and paste the whole week then make daily changes. I keep teaching this feature because that 's what will make their planning so easy, especially for those ho have 6 different subjects to plan.

I love how the administrator can easily check teachers' lesson plans, up to date grades. Teachers reports is another feature that is really valuable. Once teacher understand how to use, they can retrieve a lot of information from those reports and use.

The Gradelink staff and team members are extremely sharp and helpful. They usually give us answers right a way even if we call 10 times a day. They still help.
They know well that once we get it we will stop calling them. I love their big support.

Cons

One thing does bother me. We want to send information to parents such as pictures, newsletters and so on. We can not send 2 at the time or more than one.
We have to wait a certain time in order to send another info. This does work for us as we have to send timely information. Something that we have to send today, we can wait until next week to send. It is time sensitive.

Response from Gradelink

It's wonderful that Furqaan Academy is making good use of so many of Gradelink's features, Haiat! We're always happy to help, so, if you haven't already, please contact your service representative about sending multiple messages to your students' parents.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Karen R.

I enjoy using this comprehensive, well organized software.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/06/29
Review Source: Capterra

Not only has this software streamlined our grading and transcripting process, but it allows us to keep parents informed of students' academic progress, as well as school events in an easy and seamless fashion.

Pros

I do enjoy this software immensely! It has a lot of great features, which meld together seamlessly. I have used this software both as a guidance counselor with full admin privileges, and as a teacher. It is easily accessible to parents, and allows teachers to keep parents informed on a daily basis. The platform appears to be solid, and I don't have random "grade changes" while I'm not looking! I've listed four small issues below. When these are fixed, it will be fairly close to perfect, and I will be able to give it five stars all around. As with any multiple-feature computer program, there is a learning curve.
Customer support is always there and willing to talk to us.

Cons

1. We cannot set up grading differently for middle school and high school. (We would like 25% per quarter, 10% exam for middle school, 40/40/20 for high school.) 2. We cannot easily select out parent vs. student e-mail in the Communicate section. 3. I would like to ability to write a comment on a transcript that is neither a test nor an award. 4. I would like to have the ability to print out a grade level of transcript. Specifying graduation year rather than grade level would be fine.

Response from Gradelink

Thank you for taking the time to write such a well-thought-out review, Karen! We go to great lengths to make Gradelink an all-in-one solution for schools and their students, while still keeping it easy to use. We'll get in touch with you to talk about possible solutions to the issues you listed. We'll see what we can do to earn those five stars!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Tina A.

Reassuring Me While Encouraging Me to Learn and Become Better at Problem Solving

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/12/14
Review Source: Capterra

I was working on creating and populating classes for exams for our seventh and eighth graders. Somehow without realizing it, I created an extra seventh-grade language arts class for quarter one. As I was double checking to make sure I had everything set up correctly, I noticed a seventh-grade language arts class with zero students. I did NOT notice that this was an extra class. I thought that somehow I had deleted grades and students from quarter one. To be honest, I was scared, nervous, and quite frankly wondering how on Earth I could correct my perceived mistake. When you're that upset, it is hard to see what is right in front of you. So, after about fifteen minutes, I called. customer support answered the call. They listened. They talked with me and found the problem. I was so sure that I had 'lost' grades for students that I didn't totally believe that everything was fine. C.S. reassured me. They led me to 'see' for myself that all the information I thought I had lost was still there. I could have cried as I was so relieved.

In the eighteen months of being assistant principal for our school I have learned so much. There are some companies I will not use anymore. Then, there are companies like Gradelink that have helped me to learn. I have often praised Gradelink's customer service. Some of the people I know by name as they have helped me with issues that I perceived to be challenging; whereas they showed me how to solve the issue.

Thank you Gradelink for great customer service!!

Pros

Once you learn it; it is easy to remember how to apply skills and teach others.

Cons

There are times when I would like to export information to create mailing labels or rosters for testing and to my knowledge, I am not able to do this with Gradelink.

Response from Gradelink

Thank you for the epic review, Tina! Mike and the rest of the team are happy to help in any way we can. As for exporting info, please contact support and we'll see what we can do.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Anissa P.

Overall it was a really good experience. All the hard work was worth it based on the outcome.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/07/03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

We really trust Gradelink, as they previously hosted our old site and always do a great job with our school package we have through them. Since we knew we were overdue for an updated website, it was an automatic choice for us to ask Gradelink to handle the design. We are so thrilled with our new website! It is so much cleaner, fresher, user-friendly, precise and engaging. Vince helped us take the next best steps and continues to assure us beyond the finished product, which demonstrates outstanding customer service. Rep was absolutely phenomenal! So very patient, detail-oriented, honest, attentive and kind he went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied with the final product and that we felt comfortable to collaborate and share our ideas and needs during the building process. Our site needed so much work, and he was always very gracious in our planning meetings. His expertise was so evident and he worked extremely hard to ensure our satisfaction. Genuine excitement about our website project was also evident and helped spur us along when we needed to envision our future site. We are so grateful for Rep and Gradelink!

Cons

Everyone on our team isn't super "techy" so there will be a learning curve. However, we are glad that we can utilize the monthly support that Gradelink offers.

Response from Gradelink

It's been a pleasure working with West Covina Christian School, Anissa! Please let us know how we can help less tech-savvy staff members become more comfortable with Gradelink.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Becky B.

User friendly Student Management Software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/04
Review Source: Capterra

Overall Gradelink helps us stay on top of our growing student body giving us a central place accessible by everybody with current information. In addition, it helps us provide better communication with our school parents.

Pros

I love how easy it is to set up and use. The user interface is very easy to get staff to buy into using. We had tried a different product first and it was just too much for my users.

I am very happy with the reliability of Gradelink. We have been using it for a number of years and Gradelink has been down less than 5 times. Ever. Wish I could say the same about our internal network!

I am very pleased with support. Everybody is friendly and responsive. Problems large and small have been handled as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Cons

The stuff that is missing like:
historical student census data -- how many in each class last year, 3 years ago? how many re-enrolled this year compared to last three years? etc.
seating chart with pictures report
different attendance reports (monthly for National School Lunch)
more financial report options
ability to enter the school calendar and have attendance automatically marked NS for those days.
Little stuff that annoys but doesn't really prevent me from accomplishing what I need to.

Response from Gradelink

Feedback from our schools is an important part of our development of new features and updating existing ones, so appreciate your input, Becky!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Gradelink Pricing

Starting from
US$92,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Number of students:

0-50: $92 per month, per school
51-100: $126 per month, per school
101-150: $161 per month, per school
151-200: $184 per month, per school
201-250: $207 per month, per school
250+ Contact for pricing

Gradelink Features

  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Progress Tracking
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Catalog
  • Customizable Branding
  • Learning Management
  • Self Service Portal

Additional information for Gradelink

Key features of Gradelink

  • Automated billing
  • Centralized student information database
  • Class scheduling
  • Customizable report cards
  • Discipline/behavior tracking
  • Districts & dioceses
  • Email blast
  • Export/import school data
  • Lesson plans
  • Medical records
  • Periodic reporting
  • Renaissance integration
  • School & class calendars
  • Staff & student portals
  • Standards-based grading
  • State reporting
  • Student/parent access control
  • Teacher gradebooks
  • Teacher pages/school news boards
  • Tuition & lunch billing

Benefits

• Powerful, informative SIS/administrative tools

• Comprehensive financial and billing features

• Integrated gradebooks and lesson plans

• Beautiful, easily-produced report cards

• Flexible, centralized attendance tracking

• Secure, up-to-date online parent access

• Effortless communication tools

• Mobile app for students and parents

Gradelink FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Gradelink.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Gradelink offer?

Gradelink offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$92,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Number of students:

0-50: $92 per month, per school
51-100: $126 per month, per school
101-150: $161 per month, per school
151-200: $184 per month, per school
201-250: $207 per month, per school
250+ Contact for pricing

Q. What are the main features of Gradelink?

Gradelink offers the following features:

  • Automated billing
  • Centralized student information database
  • Class scheduling
  • Customizable report cards
  • Discipline/behavior tracking
  • Districts & dioceses
  • Email blast
  • Export/import school data
  • Lesson plans
  • Medical records
  • Periodic reporting
  • Renaissance integration
  • School & class calendars
  • Staff & student portals
  • Standards-based grading
  • State reporting
  • Student/parent access control
  • Teacher gradebooks
  • Teacher pages/school news boards
  • Tuition & lunch billing

Q. Who are the typical users of Gradelink?

Gradelink has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Gradelink support?

Gradelink supports the following languages:

English, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Gradelink offer?

Gradelink has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Gradelink support mobile devices?

Gradelink supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Gradelink integrate with?

Gradelink integrates with the following applications:

Office 365, PaySimple, Schoology

Q. What level of support does Gradelink offer?

Gradelink offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials