Create or reuse a rubric for an assignment

This article is for teachers.

In Classroom, you can create, reuse, and grade with rubrics for individual assignments. You can also export rubrics to share them with other teachers. 

You can give feedback with scored or unscored rubrics. If a rubric is scored, students see their scores when you return their assignments.

Note: You might notice slight visual differences between tablets and phones.
On a mobile device, you and your students can only view rubrics. To create, grade, edit, or delete a rubric, use your computer. 

Add or view a rubric

Rubric overview

For your reference, this image shows a finished rubric with the parts labelled.
Labelled rubric
Number Name Description Example
1 Criterion title The name of a criterion you're evaluating Introduction
2 Criterion description A brief description of the criterion’s focus The opening paragraph of your essay
3 Level title Under a criterion, the title of a specific performance level. A word, phrase, letter, or number. Excellent
4 Level description Under a criterion, a description of the expectations or characteristics for a specific performance level Uses several introduction strategies to engage the reader and present the topic. Establishes appropriate tone. Includes a clear, well-developed thesis statement.
5 Total rubric points The total points available for the rubric 100
6 Total criterion points The total points available for a criterion 20
7 Level points The points available for a specific criterion level 5

Create or reuse a rubric for an assignment

This item isn’t available for mobile devices. We understand this is a desired feature and are working to expand rubric functionality.

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See an assignment’s rubric

You can see a rubric on a mobile device after creating it on the web version of Classroom.
  1. Tap Classroom ""and thenthe class.
  2. Tap Classwork.
  3. Tap the assignmentand thenInstructionsand thenthe rubric.
  4. (Optional) To see a criterion’s level descriptions, tap the criterion and then scroll horizontally. 

Import or export a rubric

This item isn’t available for mobile devices. We understand this is a desired feature and are working to expand rubric functionality.

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Edit or delete a rubric

Edit an assignment’s rubric

This item isn’t available for mobile devices. We understand this is a desired feature and are working to expand rubric functionality.

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Delete an assignment’s rubric

This item isn’t available for mobile devices. We understand this is a desired feature and are working to expand rubric functionality.

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