Parent Says Student Grading Portal Long Overdue
The web-based grading and schedule portal, 2X Aspen, is expected to be fully up and running for parents and students by fall.
Parent Jeffrey Blonder told school officials two years is too long to wait for the district to make use of its web-based student grading portal, 2X Aspen.
"Two years is unacceptable," the parent said at last week's School Committee meeting.
Superintendent Lynne Celli said the goal is to have the 2X Aspen portal fully operational, for students and parents, by fall. The portal will open March 1, but not be fully operational.
The district bought the Aspen system a year and a half ago.
The delay in getting it up and running has been because some teachers need training, professional development, to use the technology, the superintendent said. 2X Aspen represents a culture change, the superintendent said.
"We need more time to do it right for everyone concerned," the superintendent said in a follow-up interview.
2x Aspen allows parents to sign into an Internet portal that provides information about their child's grades, attendance and schedule. The student also has access to the portal.
The system is used in communities throughout the state, from Somerville to Andover, the parent said.