Grade and return an assignment

This article is for teachers.

Coming soon: Organize your gradebook into grading periods, such as quarters or semesters, and see overall grades for each. 

In Classroom, you can give a numeric grade, leave comment-only feedback, or do both. You can also return assignments without grades.

You can grade and return work from:

  • The Student work page.
  • The Classroom grading tool.
  • The Grades page.

For Grades page instructions, go to View or update your gradebook.

You can download grades for one assignment or for all assignments in a class.

Note: You might notice slight visual differences between tablets and phones.

View assignments or import quiz grades 

View student assignments

Before viewing a student's assignment, you can see the status of student work, and the number of students in each category. 

  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the classand thenClassworkand thenthe assignment.
  3. On the Student work page, you see the status of student work:
    • Assigned—Work that students have to turn in, including missing or unsubmitted work
    • Turned in—Work that students turned in
    • Graded—Graded work you’ve returned
    • Returned—Ungraded (non-graded) work you’ve returned
  4. To view a student’s submission, tap their nameand thenany files they attached.

Import quiz grades

This feature is only available in the computer version of Classroom. To see the instructions, click Computer.

Enter, review, or change grades

When you enter a grade, it syncs between the grading tool, the Grades page, and the Student work page.

As you grade assignments, you might notice the work or grade status is color coded:

  • Red—Missing work.
  • Green—Turned in work or draft grade.
  • Black—Returned work.

Other colors are based on your class theme and don’t indicate work or grade status.
 

Enter a grade on the Student work page
You can edit or comment in any document in Drive. Your edits or comments are automatically saved and ready for the student to review when they open the document. Students can’t edit any files attached to an assignment until you return it.
You can also add feedback directly onto student work. Learn more about writing notes on student work.
  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the classand thenClassworkand thenthe assignment.
  3. (Optional) The default point value is 100. To change it, at the top, tap the point value.
    Enter another value or select Ungradedand thenSaveand thenUpdate.
    Note: For decimal grades, Classroom supports 2 digits after the decimal point. If you enter more than 2 digits, the grade is rounded to the nearest 2-digit decimal form. For example, if you enter 88.725, it’s rounded to 88.73.
  4. Tap the student's name.
  5. Tap Add gradeand thenenter the gradeand thentap Done ""
  6. Choose one:
    • To return to the Student work page, tap Back "".
    • To return the assignment to the student, tap Return.
Students get their grades when you return their assignments. You can return assignments during another grading session. 

Enter a grade in the grading tool

This feature is only available in the computer version of Classroom. To see the instructions, click Computer.
See the grade and submission history of an assignment

You can see how the grade for an assignment has changed and how many times a student has submitted an assignment.

  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the classand thenClassworkand thenthe assignment.
  3. Tap the name of a student.
  4. At the top, tap More ""and thenSee history.
Change a grade

You can change a grade after you return an assignment to students. Also, students can do more work and resubmit the assignment. You can then change the grade and return the assignment again.

  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the classand thenClassworkand thenthe assignment.
  3. Tap the name of the student whose grade you want to change.
  4. Tap Add grade and thenenter the gradeand thentap Done "".
  5. Choose one:
    • To return to the Student work page, tap Back "".
    • To return the assignment to the student, tap Return.

Note: The student can view their new grade when you return their assignment.

Return work or download grades

Students can’t edit any files attached to an assignment until you return it. When you return work, students get notifications if they’re turned on. You can return work, with or without a grade, to one or more students at a time. 

Return an assignment

Students can view their grades when you return their assignments. 

  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the classand thenClassworkand thenthe assignment. 
  3. Tap the box next to each student whose assignment you want to return.
  4. Tap Return and confirm.

Note: If an assignment is incomplete, you can return it without a grade. In that case, the grade status shows Assigned—or Missing if it’s late—and the grade field is empty.

Return an ungraded assignment
When you return an ungraded assignment: 
  • Rather than a grade, next to the student’s name, you see Done "".
  • The student’s assignment is marked Returned.

Before you return the assignment, you can add a private comment. 

  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the classand thenClassworkand thenthe assignment.
  3. Tap the box next to each student whose assignment you want to return.
  4. Tap Return and confirm.
Download grades
This feature is only available in the computer version of Classroom. To see the instructions, click Computer.

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