Google Classroom Rubrics are Leaving Beta

A desk with papers, a pen, and a cup of black coffee.

At BETT 2020, Google for Education made a huge announcement: rubrics are leaving beta. Soon all teachers will be able to use rubrics in their Google Classrooms. Check out their The Keyword blog post:

I am honored to be quoted in this blog post. Speaking about rubrics, I shared:

“[Rubrics enable] teachers to give much more detailed feedback than just a text comment. Students can now see both what is expected of them and how they did in meeting expectations…Rubrics save teachers times in two ways: You can reuse rubrics and  you can also duplicate criterion.”

Tom Mullaney as quoted on Google’s The Keyword blog, 1/21/20

To learn how to create a rubric in Google Classroom, please watch this video:

To learn how to grade using rubrics, please watch this video:

To learn two ways Google Classroom rubrics save teachers time, please watch this video:

What do you think? How will you use Google Classroom rubrics? Please comment below or tweet me, @TomEMullaney.

Does your school, organization, or conference need professional development to help teachers make the most of Google Classroom? Have a look at some of my offerings and connect with me on Twitter.

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  1. I wonder if this functionality is partially released. “Create rubric” doesn’t show up when I create an assignment, even after waiting several minutes.


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