Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Independent developer Eric Lombardo today is pleased to announce GradeBook Pro 2.61 for iOS, an update to his powerful grade and attendance management app designed to help teachers record grades and attendance. The application allows educators to organize their class lists and assignments, manage grades, attendance, and more. The latest version of GradeBook Pro lets teachers categorize assignments, export grades, clear their passcode, and view attendance status. GradeBook Pro has been featured in Apple’s “Apps for Teachers” category, and it is iOS 6, iPhone 5, Retina display compatible.

Feature Highlights:
* Categorize assignments
* Weighted and Standard grade scales supported
* Email grade, attendance, status reports, or missing grades to students or parents
* Easy to create PDF reports for status, grades, rosters, attendance, and more
* Import scores from Dropbox, email, or Apperson DataLink; import rosters from .csv files
* Export grade data to .csv files through email, iTunes file sharing, or Dropbox
* Calculates students’ average and highest grades, and total point score
* Record assignment notes for students and for assignments
* Student photos available while taking attendance and recording grades
* Calculates percentages for attendance based grading systems
* Launch passcode to prevent unauthorized use
* Backup/restore data on Dropbox
* Copy students, assignments, and classes to create multiple sections
* iOS 6 and iPhone 5 compatible
* Supports Retina display

Teachers will find it easy to put their assignments and grades in categories and manage their classes. The app features support for both weighted and standard, point-based grade scales. It also allows teachers to award extra credit and deduct penalty points. The handy calculator generates average scores per assignment, as well, allowing teachers to know the overall class performance on a certain assignment.

Student attendance can be seen on the main grade entry screen of the application for easy reference. Teachers can track it through multiple classes and terms for classes. During attendance, they may view student photos. To add photos for students, the app allows users to take photos or assign photos from the device’s library to each student. Space is available for taking down notes for each student daily; longer journal style notes are possible as well. Attendance can be tracked for various classes and terms, and the attendance record taken by the app can be emailed to students or parents of students. It can also be easily turned into a PDF or exported via iTunes File Sharing or Dropbox.

GradeBook Pro is compatible with score data taken from Dropbox, email, or Apperson DataLink. It can also import class rosters to Apperson DataLink. The app automatically will calculate the average student grade, highest grade, category-specific grades, and the total point score for students. Teachers can even change grades on a student-by-student basis, making for an easy, customized management experience for every user.

The app features other useful qualities to handle classroom data including the ability to copy data from one section to another. Teachers can copy assignments from class to class if they choose. They may also copy students from one roster into another. For multiple sections of the same class, teachers can copy entire classes, which will carry over the set assignments and categories.

The app allows for teachers to email all types of data, so they may inform students or parents of their progress in the class. Grades, attendance, status, notes, and missing grades can all be exported easily by email through the application, making GradeBook Pro a great, interactive app for keeping teachers on top of their students’ activities as well as able to include parents or alert students for a better learning experience.

GradeBook Pro offers a secure program that prevents unwarranted use of the app with a personal passcode lock to launch the application. The data on the app is also secured; Dropbox users can backup and restore their data stress-free. Privacy is ensured by storing all data on the device, all reporting and backup features are optional.

“The latest version of GradeBook Pro offers educators the optimal tools for attendance, grading, and overall class organization and management,” states developer Eric Lombardo.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 8.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
GradeBook Pro 2.61 is $9.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available on request.

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Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Eric Lombardo is an independent iOS App developer. He has been developing powerful and intuitive educational software since 2009. Copyright (C) 2009-2012 Eric Lombardo. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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