How do I grade rubric-based items using the Performance Grader?
In Mastery Connect, an assessment may include rubric-based items that you must grade manually. You can assess rubric-based items using the Performance Grader.
You can use the Performance Grader to grade a rubric-based item in an item-based assessment or a document-based assessment.
In the Global Navigation menu, click the Trackers link , and then click the name of the tracker .
Open Assessment or Benchmark
To open the Assessment Details page of a multi-standard assessment, click the multi-standard assessment or benchmark name link .
To grade a single-standard assessment, click the standard link that contains the assessment .
Open Performance Grader
To open the Performance Grader for a multi-standard assessment, click the Grade button in the score box of any standard.
To open the Performance Grader for a single-standard assessment, hover over the assessment name header, and click the Performance Grader link.
Score Item-Based Assessment Item
To score an item in an item-based assessment in the Performance Grader, select a student name .
Then, select an item from the item list . By default, items that need grading are listed at the top of the item list and display an NG label . To display items in numerical order, click the Sort by drop-down menu  and select the Numerical Order option.
View student response .
In the Rubric section below the item, enter a number of points in the Points field .
The graded item displays a processing icon .
Note: All scored items display a processing icon until you score the assessment.
Score Document-Based Assessment Item
To score a document-based assessment in the Performance Grader, click a student name .
Scroll to the item to grade. Names of items to grade begin with Criteria .
To grade the item, click a rubric option .
After you finish entering or selecting rubric scores for a student, click the Score Assessment button .
The assessment data and scores are automatically added to your tracker.
Note: If you need to re-enter scores or if you made an error, you can discard the scores instead of scoring the assessment. View the number of item scores that will be discarded . Then, click the Discard button .