The UK government plans to post reports for schoolchildren online by 2010, according to plans unveiled by schools minister Jim Knight.
The system would provide more regular updates for parents than the current end-of-term reports.
Secondary schools will be required to bring in the system by 2010, and primary schools by 2012.
Reports could be accessed in a secure online database, emailed to parents or sent to mobile phones as a text message.
Knight said that the plan was to use the internet and mobile phones to stay in touch with parents who were hard to reach. "It will deepen school-parent relations," he said.
The minister added that the new system would not leave families on low incomes behind, and that the government is looking at ways to support such families.
"I do not see why the government should not be able to get technology at a good price for low-income families," he said.
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