90% of teachers reported that they were highly likely to recommend The Graide Network to a friend or colleague (rating a 9 or 10 out of 10).
Why do teachers recommend The Graide Network?
The three most popular reasons were the time savings, the quality of the feedback for their students, and the ability to provide unbiased feedback. Teachers also raved about the increased ability to prioritize lesson planning, great customer service, and feedback from an outside adult being exciting for their students.
- “With faster feedback and the data, I could better differentiate tasks for students.”
- “Combining the freed time and returned data, I could target struggling students knowing that all students got quality feedback.”
- “Allows me to spend more time tweaking lessons based on the quick feedback provided by each Graider.”
- “Having a ‘Graider’ validate my comments and increase the amount of work evaluated gave me time to focus on my students with weaker skills.”
Where did The Graide Network make the biggest impact?
Teachers reported that our leading area of impact is student engagement. Teachers also cited noticeable positive impact on lesson plans, student support, and student learning gains.
- "Students knew exactly where they needed to take their own learning based on the effective feedback given by the Graiders.”
- “My students ravenously consume feedback from their Graider.”
Teachers experienced an 88% reduction in time spent grading.
How did they reinvest that time?
- “I spent my saved time working 1:1 with students, tutoring, and researching ways to address their gaps.”
- “Without The Graide Network, I wouldn’t have had the bandwidth to become the tech lead for my school.”
- “I was able to pull more resources and informational texts to prepare for state tests.”
- “I spent that time grading other items, so that I could put more grades in for my students”
The feedback from the Graiders have been more than I could provide as a veteran teacher and specific enough that students could log into their writing and fix without the teacher’s explanation. Students often receive feedback after three days, a timeslot when students can use the feedback to improve writing. This transitions the feedback from simply justifying a grade to an instructional tool. Students also become attached to the Graider and feel a connection, almost as if the Graider is purely there to help them write better and not “out to get them”. The trust and honesty in that relationship does much for student acceptance of feedback. As an English teacher, time is freed for me to create more specific instructional means that differentiate instruction based on the data returned. The specifics on the evaluation sheet for teachers can be used to determine weaknesses that in turn, drive my instruction.
High School English teacher
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