In a world full of nifty little doo-dads and so-called classroom helps, it can be hard to find homeschooling accessories that are actually useful and worth the money. Though supply stores and conference exhibitors sell many homeschooling odds and ends, chances are many of them end up at the bottom of drawers or at curriculum sales because they never really get used at all.
Not so with The E Z Grader. Few classroom helps pack as much punch for the dollar than this handy little device. As a matter of fact, just a couple of dollars will buy a handy tool that will last all through the K-12 years, and then some. And if you’re the kind of homeschooler that grades loads and loads of papers, you’ll be buying yourself all kinds of free time along the way, too.
The E Z Grader is nothing more than a little cardboard scoring device designed to help teachers score student papers quickly and without the possibility of error. Simply sliding the inner card left or right to display the total number of problems on a test, and then to display the number of problems answered incorrectly, The E Z Grader displays the final grade in a matter of seconds, no calculations needed. Archaic as it may seem, it works — plain and simple.
E Z Graders can be found at teacher supply stores, like School Aids or Teacher Storehouse, for about $6.50. And though they won’t replace your online record-keeping system or more sophisticated devices (like calculators or electronic spreadsheets) they do what they promise and deliver accurate answers in a hurry.