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Add a Grading Rubric for an Essay Item

Define a Grading Rubric for an essay item to communicate the expectations of the quality and/or content of the response.


When adding an essay question in the standard editor, click Properties and check the box for Rubric.


When adding an essay question in the advanced editor, click Rubric under Content Properties.


Each rubric criterion is a row in the defining table. Click Add Row to start defining the essay criterion.


Continue using Add Row until all criterion are defined.


Click Add Column if additional descriptors are needed to clarify a criterion.


When grading an essay response, the criterion descriptions are displayed next to individual scoring entry. The total score is calculated automatically. The total rubric score is adjusted to account for the question's point value, as defined by the assessment.