Grade and return question answers

This article is for teachers. If you want to work with quizzes in Google Forms, go to Create a quiz assignment instead.

Before you start grading questions, you can see the status of student work.

You can return grades to one or more students at a time. For ungraded questions, you can give personalized feedback. 

You can download grades for a single question or for all work in a class.

Note: You might notice slight visual differences between tablets and phones.
See work status and student answers
  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the classand thenClassworkand thenthe question.
    On the Student work page, you can see students grouped by work status:
    • Assigned: Work that students have to turn in, including missing or unsubmitted work
    • Turned in: Work that students turned in 
    • Graded: Graded work you returned
    • Returned: Ungraded work you returned
  3. To see a student's answer, tap the student’s name.
  4. (Optional) To add a private comment, tap Add private commentand thenenter your commentand then
    tap Post "".
  5. To return to the Student work page, depending on your device, you might have to tap Close "".
Enter and return a grade

When you enter a grade, it saves as a draft. You can return one grade at a time, or all grades together during another session. When you return grades, students get a notification and can see their grade. 

  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the classand thenClassworkand thenthe question.
  3. (Optional) To change the question's point value, in the top-right corner, tap the Down arrow ""and thenenter another value or select Ungradedand thentap Save.
  4. Tap a student’s name.
  5. Tap Add gradeand thenenter a grade. The grade saves as a draft.

    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.

  6. (Optional) To add a private comment, tap Add private commentand thenenter your commentand then
    tap Post "".

  7. To return grades, on the Student work page, next to each student whose grade you want to return, tap the boxand thenReturn.
Change a grade
  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the classand thenClassworkand thenthe question.
  3. On the Student work page, tap the name of the student whose grade you want to change.
  4. Tap the grade and enter a new one.
    The grade saves as a draft. You can return it now or later.
  5. (Optional) To return the student's new grade, tap Return and confirm. 
    Note: If you don't see Return, be sure you're on the Student work page and the box next to the student's name is checked.
Download grades
This feature is only available in the computer version of Classroom. To see the instructions, click Computer.

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