Excelsior Software is now offering its premier electronic gradebook software, Gradebook2-SE, to teachers free of charge. Teachers can download the free version from Excelsior’s web site. Gradebook2 allows teachers to customize their electronic gradebook to accommodate any grading system or formula. Teachers also can set up the software to include standards-based outcome tracking. The free, stand-alone version will need to be populated with class rosters and other student information by hand, but in schools using Excelsior’s Pinnacle student information system, the gradebook can pull this information automatically. In a survey of Miami-Dade County educators, teachers overwhelmingly said they were able to save valuable time when using Gradebook2, Excelsior said. The company also will be releasing a native version of Gradebook2 for Macintosh OS X users this spring.