This may be the wrong place to put this post but hopefully it may start some development.
I have used MarkbookCY a Canadian grade book program for a number of years to record student assessment. It is a great little program and while I can import from the Moodle grade book into MarkbookCY via a csv file the process is fiddly at best and tedious at worst.
This year I have gone 100% Moodle. I'm using the Moodle grade book for both on line and offline tasks so all my data is in one place. This is OK for my students accessing the data but the parents of my students are really missing out. MarkbookCY has a nifty email function where you could "push" assessment info out to parents via email reports. The parents love this. Every 2 or 3 weeks they would get emailed to them an up to date progress report. The two way communication produced by this was great.
By using Moodle there is no way I can "push" assessment info to parents. The only way a parent can get a picture of how the student is going is if the student gives the parent their username and password. Now this will work OK for the students who probably does not need a push along. They will happily show mum and dad the great grades. But for the student who does not want Mum or Dad to know how they are going it is ideal from the student point of view. These parents remain clearly in the dark.
Markbook CY also generated nice printed progress reports that could be sent home to students who don't have Internet access at home. Moodle cannot do this either.
How do I communicate assessment information to parents using Moodle? Any suggestions.