Rubrics in Google Classroom

When you click the Create Assignment button on the Classwork page, you have many options. One of the most useful features is found in Assignment: Rubric.

How it works

  • When you click the rubric button, you have a single criterion (the thing to be assessed) and only one level. 
  • Add a title and description for the criterion.
  • Add levels and score them, writing descriptions for each.
  • Add criteria (or you can duplicate a criterion you’ve already made by clicking the 3 dots menu).
  • Save when done.
  • The great thing is that you can reuse a rubric in another assignment.
  • When it comes to marking, the rubric loads next to the assignment. It is just a matter of clicking the relevant score. 
  • The rubric mark will be converted to the appropriate assignment mark.

Something to think about...

  • A rubric should in the first instance be useful to the student. It should provide the all-important feedback that will help her to know where to improve. So, vague criteria and levels do not help.
  • Also, try to make each criterion specific. Rather have more criteria.
  • You might feel that a certain rubric does not provide enough “space” to assess honestly; eg if it is 0, 1 or 2, then you are limited to 0%, 50% or 100%. So rather have more levels, and then adjust the weightings accordingly in relation to the other criteria (eg make everything count X3, then you can assess from 0-6).

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