How The Graide Network works for students

Personalized feedback. Students receive high-quality feedback just for them. Graiders provide descriptive, actionable, and goal-oriented feedback. 

Fast. Students receive feedback in just a few days. Teachers only have so many hours in the week available for grading. Graiders help them do more. 

An authentic audience. Research shows that students are more likely to engage when they know they will receive feedback from a real audience. Graiders provide a jolt of interest and excitement. 

Objective perspective. Students learn to more clearly express their ideas for third-parties, and a fresh perspective helps level-set implicit biases.

Without my Graider, my writing would not be at the point that it is now. They provide detailed feedback that is useful, and they also gave me another perspective on my writing.
— Kiana, Class of 2017

How it works for teachers

Easy-to-use. Designed by teachers, for teachers, we know your days (and nights) are jam-packed. Posting an assignment is quick and easy, and afterward, you receive a downloadable Excel report. 

Effective feedback for your students. Your report includes a page for each student with their grades and feedback, which can be printed and handed back to the class. You can also ask your Graider to make comments directly on the students' work.

Holistic feedback for you.  Reports also include class-wide observations from your Graider along with key performance metrics to quickly inform your lesson planning. In addition, a consolidated view of each student's scores and feedback makes it easy to review and edit.

Adapts to your needs. After each assignment, you rate your Graider and provide a brief review. Our system learns what you like; plus, you're helping build better teacher candidates in the process!

How it works for school leaders

Engage students in their learning. Ineffective feedback - or worse, no feedback at all - is a huge source of disappointment. On the flip side, fast, high-quality feedback deeply engages and motivates students.

Improve outcomes for students. Effective feedback has one of - if not the - leading impacts on student learning and achievement, equivalent to eight months of in-class time. It also leads to lower failure rates, fewer suspensions, and better attendance.

Hard-to-get data. It's nearly impossible for teachers to collect complete, normed, and timely data on formative assessments. Yet, analysis of this "small data" can meaningfully improve teaching and learning in a way that big data cannot.  

Attract & retain the best. Prevent burn-out by making teaching a more sustainable job. Give teachers up to 88% of their grading hours back per assignment to reinvest in high-impact activities that they love. 


How it works for district leaders

Support the skills and abilities of the future. The jobs of the future require today's kids to master critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and problem-solving. The shift to robust tasks and assessments that promote these skills require feedback from general, not narrow, intelligence. 

Provide a rigorous education for all students. Teachers are equipped with both the capacity and student performance data they need to do what they're best at: improving learning outcomes. More effective teachers and frequent, high-quality feedback is a win for every learner. 

Elevate teachers. Teaching is the second most stressful occupation after ambulance car drivers. Give educators an immediate boost with efficient, qualified and no-hassle assistants. 

Make a culture of data possible. Shift teachers' time from grading to analysis, instructional planning and collaboration with colleagues. Support data-driven instruction and data-based decision making from the classroom-level to the district-level.

Listen in as the National Writing Project hosts an English teacher, a Graider, and our co-founder. This segment is chock full of feedback tips, nuances of The Graide Network program, and its impact on students, teachers, and pre-service teachers.