Enter Assignment Scores and Review Student Work
The assignment scoring page provides you a single location to enter scores for assignments, analyze different scoring criteria, fill scores for different assignment parts or for all students, view submitted work, and send a direct message to the student or parent.
On this page:
Navigate to the Assignment Scoring Page
From the Dashboard or the Assignment/Activities List, hover over an assignment, activity, or assessment exam and click the Scoring icon.
Enter Assignment Scores
The assignment score page typically has the score panel collapsed, to provide you with a full view of the different parts of the assignment.
You can enter scores for standards, rubrics, or other criteria. Click in the applicable score field, then select the score, assignment flag, and any special codes as needed from the collapsed score panel on the right.
If you prefer to use your keyboard to enter scores, the following keyboard shortcuts are available. Type in the shortcut in the appropriate score field and press Enter.
Co or (.)
|Mark as collected|
La or (*)
Mark as late
Mi or (/)
|Mark as missing|
|Mark as exempt|
|Mark as incomplete due to student absence|
|Mark as incomplete|
|=||Enter the maximum score for the assignment|
To view the score panel for a more complete analysis of the scores, click the arrow in the bottom right corner to expand the score panel.
Each part of the assignment can be scored independently. Use the score panel to efficiently enter scores for different parts of the assignment. Hover over the score to view details. You can apply a score flag to each part of the assignment, or enter a special code.
An arrow icon at the top of the Score column indicates the default calculation method for the assignment.
Navigate to the previous or next student, or jump to any student listed, using the student navigation option in the score inspector panel.
View Submitted Online Work
The Status column indicates the submission status for each student's assignment.
- An empty Status field indicates the student has not yet submitted work for the assignment.
- A right arrow indicates the work has been submitted by the student.
- A purple left arrow indicates the assignment has been returned to the student.
- The presence of a number indicates the number of times the file has been that status.
If the student has submitted online work for the assignment, select the Files indicator.
All of files the student has uploaded for the assignment appear in an editor window, with the most recent file at the top. Use the arrows to view other attachments submitted by the student.
Review the attached files, and use the score panel to assess the components of the scoring criteria as you review the submitted online work.
You can view and annotate the handout using the editor within Unified Classroom if the assignment includes
- Google files (Docs, Sheets, or Slides) submitted from a student's drive in a Google tenant district.
- Microsoft files (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx) from any location.
- Student copies of files created using the Handout functionality in Unified Classroom.
Note: You must click the pencil to edit or annotate Microsoft files.
Analyze Assignment Scores
Different colors allow you to quickly review the distribution of grades in your class, and to analyze student progress. You can filter the view of the assignment score page to show different distribution of students and their assignment scores.
- On the top right area of the page, click the color block.
- Select the color, or colors, associated with the score groups you want to review. Scores associated with that color appear on the page.
- Click the filter icon to the right of the color block to further refine the number of students that appear on the page.
Return Assignments to Students
You can return an assignment to a student at any time after it has been submitted. Assignments can be returned before or after editing or annotating the assignment, or scoring the assignment.
Returning the assignment to the student allows the student to view your edits and annotations, make changes to the file or upload additional files, or view your annotations and assigned score.
Return an Assignment to Individual Students
Click the ellipses, then select Return to Student.
Or, open the score inspector when viewing a student's grade, then select Return to Student.
Return an Assignment to All Students
Click the ellipses in the header of the Students column, then select Return All.
Fill Scores or Comments
Use the Fill functions on columns and rows when scoring an assignment. You can fill the assignment score and the assignment attribute (Missing, Late, Exempt, etc.).
- Click the ellipses next to the score column heading (this includes any standards, rubrics, or criteria you have associated to the assignment).
- Use this menu to fill scores with the selected score, fill comments with the selected comment, or clear comments and scores. If you have entered a new score and/or comment, you can clear all existing scores and comments and fill in with the new score/comment you have entered.
Use smart text to automatically insert specific student information—such as the student’s preferred name. For example, if you enter a comment for one student that says, “Richard completed all assignment tasks,” and filled the comment for other students, each student’s name would be personalized in the resulting comments.
- Enter the personalized comment, then select Fill Comments.
- Use the Names and Pronouns dialog to confirm that you want to apply smart text to each comment, or using the original text.
- Select the smart text link see the smart text codes that can be used. Smart text will include all additional gender pronouns set by the district.
- Click Use Smart Text to fill the comments with the smart text provided.
Fill Student Scores and View Student Details
Click a student row, then select the three dots next to the student name.
You can fill the scores for all scoring criteria for a single student, or clear all scores.
Go directly to the Student Detail page from this menu.
Message a Student
Send a direct message to a student from the assignment score page.
Edit Assignment or work in PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook
To modify the assignment, such as the name or due date, click Edit.
To view and work with this assignment in the PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook within the Unified Classroom, click the three dots next to the help icon and select PTP Gradebook.
Copy Scores or Assignments
Copy an assignment to a different class using the PowerTeacher Pro Scoresheet page.