Grade a Standards-Based Rubric Assessment

Grade a rubric assessment that uses a non-points grading scale (mastery levels).

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Written by Monica Burke
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This article will show you how to grade a rubric assessment that uses a standards-based grading scale, for example: Mastery, Near Mastery, Approaching, Below...

If you want to see the article for grading a rubric assessment that uses a points-based grading scale, click the button below.


Whole-Class Grading

  • Locate the assessment by navigating to your Assigned Assessments and choosing the correct class.

When you click on the assessment from the assigned assessments page, you will see the whole-class grading page.

Completion Status

  • These statuses are given automatically; they are not able to be manually adjusted.

  • Possible options: Not started, in progress, turned in, graded. For more information on how each completion status is determined, click here.

Submission Status and Submitted Timestamp

  • The Submission column will display the submission status of the assessment. These statuses can be manually adjusted if needed.

    • Possible options: On time, missing, late, excused, excluded. For more information on how each submission status is used, click here.

  • The Submitted column will display the date and time the student submitted the assessment. The submitted timestamp cannot be adjusted.

Portfolio and Comments

  • You can select the star icon to add the assessment to the student's portfolio. You can leave a comment on the overall assessment by selecting the comment bubble

Scores

  • Select from the dropdown menu to choose a score, or use the following keyboard shortcuts:

    • Click on the first cell where you want to enter a score, then type the first letter (or first couple of letters) of the grading scale level to select it. You can also use arrow keys to move up and down in the dropdown menu.

    • Press Enter/Return to save the score and move down. Press Shift+Enter/Return to move up.

    • Press Tab to move right, and Shift+Tab to move left.

  • To add the same score for multiple students, select the student names using the checkboxes to the left of their names. Once the students have been selected, any score you choose will be added for all of the selected students.

  • To clear a score, open the dropdown menu and deselect the existing score.


Individual Student Grading

Select any student from the whole-class grading page to see their assessment in greater detail.

The individual grading page will look slightly different based on if the student has submitted attachments with the rubric or not. See below:

With Student Attachments

Without Student Attachments

Scoring Each Descriptor

  • Select a score for each of the descriptors

  • To clear a score, simply re-select the score on the descriptor.

  • Do you need to see the descriptions for each of the descriptors? Select the expand button indicated below. To collapse the expanded version, select the collapse button.

Leaving Comments

  • You can leave a comment on either the assessment as a whole (which can be viewed in the Gradebook and main grading page as well), or on each individual descriptor.

    • Option 1 in the above example indicates how to leave a comment on the assessment as a whole.

    • Option 2 indicates how to leave a comment on the individual descriptor.

Viewing or Changing the Status

  • Possible options: On time, missing, late, excused, excluded. For more information on how each submission status is used, click here.

Viewing Attachments

  • If the student included attachments on the rubric assessment, they will be visible to the right of the rubric.

  • A student can add up to 5 attachments.

  • Each type of attachment has its own icon. Selecting the icons from the top will display each attachment. The example below shows an image, file upload, video, link, and audio recording attachment, respectively.

Attaching Feedback

In addition to adding comments, you can use the attachments feature to leave audio, video, or other feedback for an individual student. The types of attachments you can leave here are the same ones that you can add to the assessment when building it.

Where you begin will look slightly different based on If the student has submitted attachments with the rubric or not. See below:

With Student Attachments

Without Student Attachments

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