In light of the many school closures due to COVID-19, we’ve expanded our free offering to include many Premium features custom rubrics. No code is required! Learn more here.
When assigning a Guided Draft, NoRedInk Premium teachers can customize the assignment's rubric by choosing from rubric items created by NoRedInk, and/or by adding their own custom criteria.
To customize your rubric, first choose an Essay Type for your Guided Draft assignment. After specifying which type of essay your students will work on, the rubric will appear on the right hand side of the screen. Click the "Customize" button to begin, as shown here:
Previewing and selecting rubric items
After clicking "Customize", a pop up will appear that allows you to adjust the rubric settings. Default rubric items for this essay type will be selected at first, and you can choose to deselect this criteria and/or add additional items. To view more information on an individual criterion, hover your cursor over the icon to the right.
You can also view the lessons and examples students will see alongside each NoRedInk rubric item by clicking the icon.
You can remove existing criteria by deselecting the checkboxes to the left of the rubric item. Click "Save changes" at the bottom of the window to confirm your changes. or click the "X" in the top right corner to forego any changes made.
Adding custom criteria
In addition to the pre-built rubric items provided by NoRedInk, you can choose to include your own custom criteria. To add custom criteria to your rubric, click "Add criterion" below the existing rubric items.
You'll then be able to give each criterion a name and description that will be visible to your students. To add more criteria, click "Add another". Once you are finished, click "Save changes" at the bottom of the window, or click the "X" in the top right hand corner to discard any changes made.
At the moment, custom rubrics do not save between assignments. You'll need to add in your custom criteria for each new Guided Draft.