Create or reuse a rubric for an assignment

This article is for teachers

In Classroom, you can create, reuse, import, export, view, and grade rubrics for individual assignments.

You can give feedback with scored or unscored rubrics. If the rubric is used for scoring, students see the score when you return the assignment.

To share rubrics with other teachers, create them in a class where you're all co-teachers. You can then access the rubrics from your own class.

Create a rubric

You can create up to 50 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. Click the class and then Classwork.
  3. Create an assignment with a title and then click Add AddRubric and then Create rubric.
  4. To turn off scoring for the rubric, next to Use scoring, click the switch to the Off position 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, enter 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 rubric's total score automatically updates as you add points.
  9. Under Level, enter a level of performance. For example, enter 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.

Reuse a rubric

You can reuse rubrics you previously created. You can preview the rubric you want to reuse, and then edit it in your new assignment. Your edits don’t affect the original rubric. To reuse a rubric, your new assignment needs a title. 

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the class and then Classwork.
  3. Create an assignment with a title and then click Add AddRubric and then Reuse rubric.
    Reuse rubric
  4. Under Select rubric, click a title.
    Note: To select a rubric from another class, in the class menu, enter a class name, or click the Down arrow Down Arrowand thenselect a class.
    Select rubric
  5. (Optional) To reuse the rubric, click Select.
  6. (Optional) To view or edit the rubric, click Preview and then choose an option:
    • To reuse the rubric, click Select.
    • To edit the rubric, click Select and Edit and then make your changes and then click Save.
    • To preview other available rubrics in the class, click Back Back or Next Next.
      Preview rubric

See an assignment’s rubric 

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the class and then Classwork.
  3. Click the assignment to expand it and then click the rubric. 

    Click the 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.
    Expand or collapse criteria
You can grade a rubric from the Student work page or the grading tool. For instructions, go to Grade with a rubric.

Edit an assignment’s rubric

You can edit or delete an assignment's rubric before you start grading it. After you start grading the rubric, you can’t edit its point values or delete it from the assignment. Rubric edits only affect the assignment you’re in.

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the class and then Classwork.
  3. Click the assignment to expand it and then click the rubric. 

    Click the rubric

  4. 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.

Import or export a rubric

You can export rubrics from one assignment and import them to another. After you import a rubric, you can edit it in the new assignment. Your edits don’t affect the original rubric.
Note: The exported rubrics save as Sheets in a Rubrics folder in your Class Drive folder. If you edit or change the file format of the exported rubric, it won’t import. You can edit the rubric in your assignment after you import it.

To import a rubric:

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and then Classwork.
  3. Click Create and then Assignment.
  4. Click Add Add Rubric and then Import from Sheets.
  5. Click Import rubric.
  6. Click the rubric you want to import and then Insert.
  7. (Optional) To view the rubric so you can edit it, under Success, click View rubric.
If you see a message that the rubric could not be imported, try exporting the rubric again from the original assignment. Be sure not to change the file format. Then try to import it again.

To export a rubric:

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and then Classwork.
  3. Click the assignment with the rubric you want to export and then the rubric attachment.
  4. At the top-right corner, click More Moreand then Export to Sheets.
  5. Click OK.
Note: To see your exported rubrics, on the Classwork page, click the Class Drive folder Open folder and then the folder called Rubrics.

Delete an assignment’s rubric

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the class and then Classwork.
  3. Click the assignment to expand it and then click the rubric. 

    Click the rubric

  4. In the top-right corner, click MoreMoreand thenDelete.
  5. To confirm, click Delete.
    Note: This option isn’t available after you start grading with the rubric.
 

 

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