Create rubrics for assignments

To use rubrics, you need to sign up for the beta program. To learn more, go to Sign up for Classroom beta programs.

 

Note: The previous version of Classroom (without the Classwork page) is deprecated and will be discontinued on September 4, 2019. For more information, see Classroom classes without the Classwork page.


In Classroom, you can create, view, and grade rubrics for individual assignments. You can use scored or unscored rubrics to give feedback. If the rubric is used for scoring, students see the score when you return the assignment.

Create a rubric for an assignment

You can create up to 10 criteria per rubric and up to 10 performance levels per criterion. 

Note: Before you can create a rubric, the assignment must have a title.

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Choose one:

    • If your class has the Classwork page, click the class and then Classwork.
    • If your class doesn't have the Classwork page, click the class and then Stream
  3. Choose one:

    • If your class has the Classwork page, click Create and then Assignment and then enter a title and then click Create rubric.
    • If your class doesn't have the Classwork page, click Add Add and then Create assignment  and then enter a title and then click Create rubric.
  4. To turn off scoring for the rubric, next to Use scoring, click Turn off Turn off.
  5. (Optional) If you turned on scoring, next to Sort the order of points by, select how to view the criteria, either descending or ascending in value.
    Note: You can enter levels in any order, and rubrics automatically sorts the levels by value. 
  6. Under Criterion, enter your first criterion. For example, Grammar, Teamwork, or Citations.
  7. (Optional) To add a criterion description, click More More and then Add criterion description and then enter the description. 
  8. Under Points, enter the number of points awarded for the performance level.
    Note: The rubrics total score automatically updates as you add points.
  9. Under Level, enter a level of performance. For example, Excellent, Full mastery, or Level B.
  10. Under Description, enter the performance expectations.
  11. To add another performance level to the criterion, click Add a level Add a level and repeat steps 8–9.
  12. To add another criterion:
    • To add a blank criterion, in the bottom-left corner, click Add a criterion and repeat steps 6–11.
    • To copy a criterion, in the bottom-right corner click Duplicate criterion and repeat steps 6–11.
  13. To rearrange criteria, in a criterion’s box, click More More and then select Move criterion up or Move criterion down.
  14. To save your rubric, in the bottom-right corner, click Save.

 

See an assignment’s rubric 

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Choose one:

    • If your class has the Classwork page, click the class and then Classwork.
    • If your class doesn't have the Classwork page, click the class and then Stream
  3. Choose one:

    • If your class has the Classwork page, click the assignment to expand it and then the rubric.
    • If your class doesn't have the Classwork page, click the assignment's rubric.
  4. To expand or collapse all criteria, click Expand criteria  Expand criteria or Collapse criteria Collapse criteria. To expand or collapse individual criteria, click the Down arrow Down Arrow or Up arrow Up arrow.

Edit an assignment’s rubric

You can’t edit a rubric after you start grading with it.

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Choose one:

    • If your class has the Classwork page, click the class and then Classwork.
    • If your class doesn't have the Classwork page, click the class and then Stream
  3. Choose one:

    • If your class has the Classwork page, click the assignment to expand it and then the rubric.
    • If your class doesn't have the Classwork page, click the assignment's rubric.
  4. To edit, in the top-right corner, click More More and then Edit.
    Note: This option isn’t available after you start grading with the rubric.
  5. Enter your changes and then click Save.

Delete an assignment’s rubric

You can’t delete a rubric after you start grading with it.

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Choose one:

    • If your class has the Classwork page, click the class and then Classwork.
    • If your class doesn't have the Classwork page, click the class and then Stream
  3. Choose one:

    • If your class has the Classwork page, click the assignment to expand it and then the rubric.
    • If your class doesn't have the Classwork page, click the assignment's rubric.
  4. To delete, in the top-right corner, click More More and then Delete.
  5. To confirm, click Delete.
    Note: This option isn’t available after you start grading with the rubric.
 

Have more rubrics questions? Go to the rubrics FAQ

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