When grading assignments in Google Classroom, Google has a neat feature that allows you to create a rubric which will speed up your grading process. The first step is to actually create a new Rubric to use.
First, click the “Classwork” tab on your main course page then click the green “Create” button. Choose whichever item you would like (ex: assignment, quiz assignment, etc.) and fill out the title, instructions, etc.
Once everything is complete, on the right side select “Rubric” and then click “Create rubric.”
Here you will have the option to create a criterion for grading and levels for the criterion. You can create as many criterion and levels as you need.
The criterion is the specific grading guideline you are using to measure the quality of work and the level is the different standards that the work may represent each at a different point system. Here is an example of a finished rubric:
For each level per criterion, you can change how many points you would like that level to be worth. Note: You are not restricted to grading a student’s work to each level’s maximum amount of points – if you have a level that is worth 10 points and 8 points, you can still give a student 9 points.
Add a name for your criterion and a description. Below this, determine how many points you want the first level to be worth and give that level a title and description. To add a new level, click the green + button on either the left or right side of the first level you made. Clicking the left button will add a level that is worth more than the previous level. Clicking the right button will add a level that is worth less than the current level. Each criterion can have as many or as few levels as you would like.
To add a new criterion row, click the “Add criterion” button at the bottom.
Alternatively, if your next criterion is similar to the one you just made, you can click the three dots in the upper righthand corner of the current criterion you’re editing and then click “Duplicate criterion.”
Once you are done creating your rubric, click the green “Save” button in the top righthand corner and you will return to your assignment page. Edit the settings as usual and make sure the assignment points match the rubric points.
You can edit your rubric whenever you would like to by returning to the assignment and clicking the rubric.
On your rubric page, you can click the three dots on the upper righthand corner, and then select “Edit.”
You can edit everything on a rubric until you start grading with it. After that, points value cannot be changed and criterion/levels cannot be added. The only thing you can edit are titles/descriptions. Rubrics can also be reused for other assignments as well.
We hope you find creating rubrics in Google Classroom to be a useful tool!