Donna Young's XLS Files
On this page are a few of the Excel files that I have made for homeschoolers. I have made a lot of excel files, but I really don't like offering them online because I end up giving support on how to use the spreadsheet program. So please - look in excel's help files before contacting me if you think the issue is related to the program and not my files. My files are generally in useable working order when "shipped." Your changes can alter them, so be alert anytime that you make a change to the file such as adding rows or columns. When you unprotect a sheet Be Aware that you can delete the formulas that make the file work!
The whole point of using a spreadsheet program to keep track of grades is that the spreadsheet program can be made to calculate the grade averages.
--All files Require a Spreadsheet Program--
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XLS Grading Tools
The grade calculator returns a percentage grade based on your input. There are no help files for this gizmo at this time. It should be, more or less, self explanatory [says the person who made the file]
Paragraph Grader: [I ask myself, Is the paragraph grader online? or just on the CD-Rom? I searched and found that it is not online, it is only on the site-cd] The paragraph grader is something that I made for myself during the time I was using Jensen's Format Writing.
Grades & Attendance [G&A]Very popular, very useful
Grades and Attendance keeps track of grades and attendance and it is simple to use. It is for one student. There are several Grades and Attendance files to choose from. You will find a comparison chart here:
Compare DY's Grades and Attendance
Note- G&A may not work with Mac Numbers.
This file was started by someone else. I finished the file and it has been sporadically available for many years.
A file that produces a printable 2-page grade record when you are ready to print it. Be sure to back up the file in case you lose your hard drive.
This is a co-op grade keeper. It is designed for up to 12 students using a book that has up to 16 chapters. This file features my Criteria Grader, which I have been slow to put online. In this file, the Criteria Grader is called Lab WU.
The planner can still be accessed at its page here:
Excel Weekly Planner
Not online, the V Planner is a premium item.
The V Planner keeps track of almost everything that is homeschool. As a long-time homeschooled, when I made the V Planner, I included everything that I thought would be useful.
The V Planner is a new item as of 8/2010.
XLS Date Calculator
I developed the calculator to assist you in obtaining date estimates for your school terms. XLS Term Calculator