COMPUTERIZED GRADING SYSTEM
Research Proposal submitted to the School of Pure and Applied Social Science in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements of the award of Diploma in Information Technology in Mount Kenya University.
This research proposal is my original work and has not been presented for any award in any other University.
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In these days, time, effort and money are such vital things that have to be used very efficiently to have a satisfactory outcome in whatever work is to be done. Modern technology makes life simple and easy in many ways. The Internet, for example, is a very helpful tool for the students for research purposes. It also features online applications (e.g. Students Information System, Enrollment System, and Grading System) that help individuals to work through the World Wide Web. Computer technology has become an essential tool in the current human race. Computers serve as efficient data storage systems and excellent information processors. They can store, organize and manage huge amounts of data. Moreover, they operate on incomparable speeds, thus saving human time and effort to a large extent. True, computers are an integral part of the lives of the people today. Few issues have created more controversy among educators on the problems associated with grading and reporting student learning performance. Despite the many debates and multitudes of studies, however, prescriptions for best practice remain elusive. Although teachers generally try to develop grading policies that are honest and fair, strong evidence shows that their practices vary widely, even among those who teach at the same grade level within the same school. A computerized Grading System will be designed to provide incentive reward for achievement and assist in identifying problems of the student. It will be most commonly used in computing and analyzing the performance, talent and skills of students. It will also be an important record keeping system able to keep compact grades and records for the longest time for the referral and credentials of the student to enter their next level of attaining their goals. It is the tract record that recognizes one student; this will be used for analyzing of ones attitude and values. Based on my study on the state of Mount Kenya University present grading system of each student performance, it is still the traditional and the use of the modern technology based grading system is not yet developed. Manual computation is very prompt to risk for any circumstances. It is time consuming in terms of recording grades and the computation using a calculator. If some records are lost, they can never be retrieved in case of unexpected calamity. Accuracy and security is not defined in the manual system. Address to these observations, the system to be created entitled “School Integrated Information Management System or SIIM’s specified in Registrar Grading System (Tertiary)”. This study will attempt to develop a Grading System that may eliminate the word “manual”. To that, it will lessen the time and effort for computing of grades. And eventually the Lecturers may avoid rushing in submission of grades to students within the stipulated time scale. Another capability of the proposed system is...