So what's the tricky part? No Windows operating system. No Microsoft Office!
Enter Google Docs.
Google Docs, where you can create an assignment or assessment in Google Forms, have the responses load into a separate spreadsheet, and use a script named Flubaroo to grade the assignments, generate reports, and email results to students and/or parents! The following video provides a concise and effective overview of the features of Flubaroo:
Flubaroo actually saves the teacher significant time in grading and provides multiple options for data use. It functions flawlessly with multiple-choice and true-false questions. Open response questions are trickier. For example, if the correct answer to a question is "6," a student response of "six" will be marked as incorrect. Similarly, if the correct answer to a question is "George Washington," any variation on spelling and/or grammatical conventions will also result in a wrong answer. Perhaps that's a risk we're willing to accept, but forewarned is forearmed. In the meantime, I am eager to share this tool with my teachers! I think it will make our work a bit lighter and potentially even more effective.