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Can A Rubric Be Used To Grade A Single Essay Question?

Question asked by Dan Barnett on Aug 10, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 10, 2016 by Kona Jones

Hi, community,


As I understand it, rubrics can't normally be attached to a quiz and used to grade that quiz (since machine-graded quiz questions have pre-defined points).


But what about a quiz composed of a single essay question? Could I create a rubric, attach it to the quiz, and use the rubric to grade the quiz answer (which would be a paragraph or two)?


Normally the single essay would carry pre-defined points (such as being worth 20 points) so would that make it impossible to use the rubric to grade students (even if the rubric's highest grade was 20 points, the same as the pre-defined total)?


Thanks for any insight you can share on this!