Grade with a rubric

This article is for teachers

In Classroom, you can use a rubric to grade and give feedback. You can grade rubrics from the Student work page or the grading tool.

After you start grading, you can’t edit or delete the assignment's rubric.

For details on how students can check their rubrics, go to Check your work with rubrics.

Grade rubrics from the grading tool 

See a rubric while grading

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the classand thenClasswork.
  3. Click the assignmentand thenView assignmentand thenthe student’s file.
    The file opens in the grading tool.
  4. In the right column, click Grading Grading.
    Grading
  5. To expand or collapse a criterion’s description, click the Down arrow Down Arrow or Up arrow Up arrow.

Select a rating for each criterion

The rubric score automatically updates as you select rating levels. 

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the classand thenClasswork.
  3. Click the assignmentand thenView assignmentand thenthe student’s file.
    The file opens in the grading tool.
  4. In the right column, click Grading Grading.
    Grading
  5. To assign a rating level for each criterion, choose one:
    • Click a rating level for each criterion.
      Click a level
      Note: To undo your selection, in the expanded criterion, click Clear Clear
    • If you’re using the criterion for scoring, enter a number.
      Enter a score

Manually change the total grade

You can manually enter a new grade for a student's assignment without changing your level selections. 

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the classand thenClasswork.
  3. Click the assignmentand thenView assignmentand thenthe student’s file.
    The file opens in the grading tool.
  4. In the right column, click Grading Grading.
    Grading
  5. Under Grade, manually enter a grade for the student's assignment. 

Grade rubrics from the Student work page

See a rubric while grading

  1. Click the class and then Classwork and then the assignment.
  2. Click View assignment.
  3. On the Student work page, at the left, click a student’s name.
    Grade a rubric
  4. Choose an option:
    • To expand or collapse all criteria, at the right, click Expand criteria Expand criteria or Collapse criteria Collapse criteria.
    • To expand or collapse individual criteria, next to a criterion, click Expand Expand or Collapse Collapse.

Select a rating for each criterion

You can select rating levels with criteria expanded or collapsed. Classroom automatically saves your selections and calculates a total grade.

  1. Click the class and then Classwork and then the assignment.
  2. Click View assignment.
  3. On the Student work page, at the left, click a student’s name.
  4. To select a rating level, choose an option:
    • Under a criterion, click a rating level.
      Select a level
    • Next to a criterion’s points, enter the student’s points.
      Classroom selects the rating level for the points you enter.
  5. (Optional) To undo your selection, in the expanded criterion, click Clear Clear.

Manually change the total grade

You can manually enter a new grade for a student's assignment without changing your level selections. 

  1. Click the class and then Classwork and then the assignment.
  2. Click View assignment.
  3. On the Student work page, click the student's grade you want to change.
    Change a grade
  4. Enter a new grade for the student.
    The grade saves automatically.
  5. (Optional) To return the student’s new grade, next to the grade, click More Moreand then Return

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