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Grading Assignments with a Digital Rubric

Chalkup Staff wrote this on Jun 3, 2015

Raise your hand if you’re a teacher who prefers to grade with a rubric.

Hi there. Right on. We’ve heard from lots of instructors like you that an efficient way to create, store, and apply rubrics to assignments (especially assignments created and submitted via Google Drive) is a sought-after feature. So that’s what we built into our platform.

But today we want to talk to the instructors who have yet to dabble in rubrics. Let's chat about why they're worth test driving on your next assignment.


For the nonbelievers out there: why rubrics?

What we hear from rubric-loving instructors is that these tools are a consistent and transparent way to grade. Major points for a system in which students can see how they’re being assessed up front. And three cheers for being able to create a grading tool that is easily applied to multiple assignments.

Also: customization. We know a big critique lies in how to assess students who don’t fall neatly into boxed categories. What happens when clicking through an assessment gives a student a 75% when their product feels way more like an 80%? Or what if number grades aren’t your bag?

It’s all good. We can prepare rubrics without number grades. Or we can override a final grade and offer written, substantive feedback to round out the grading process, when needed. All about flexibility over here.

(If you're unfamiliar with chalkup grading, then step right up and take the grading tour.)

Have we piqued your interest? Learn more about creating rubrics in Chalkup. And tweet us @chalkupedu with your rubric tips and tricks. 


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Topics: Chalkup, Teachers, Rubrics