Before our grades were all web-based, I required all students to keep track of their own grades on a grade sheet to encourage responsibility and ownership.
This is a double-sided page with an example of how to keep a grade sheet on one side, and the grade sheet itself on the other side.
This only works if you use a total points system.
This is a WORD doc that you can modify. I used to type in the first few assignments to give everyone a good start.