About Grading eAssessments

eAssessments are digital tests that ease students away from traditional, paper-based testing to online assessment. Teachers assign eAssessments to students to check in-class progress and provide an experience that resembles the environment of many state-wide mandated online tests, therefore preparing students.

The Grading tool is used by teachers to review students’ completed test questions and to grade constructed responses. Teachers can also use the Grading tool to conduct a one-to-one assessment with a student or regrade a student's test.


The Grading tool allows teachers to:

  • Access other eAssessments related resources or views like Assignments, Student View, Share with Students, and Reports.
  • Filter by student test status and/or question status.
  • Access versions of a student’s open responses saved over time to analyze the response development.
  • Work with a student one-on-one on an assessment.
  • Manage scores and comments sent to students.

Grading at a Glance

Grading Legend Description
1. Navigation banner
2. Students and Questions filters

Students filter

Filter by the following student test statuses in the Student View.

  • All
  • Needs to be Graded

  • Completed

  • In Progress

  • Not Started

Questions filter

Filter by the following question statuses in the Student View.

  • All

  • Needs to be Graded

  • Correct

  • Incorrect

  • Partial Credit

  • Not Answered

Note: The default filter status is set to All for both Students and Questions filters.

3. Question Navigation bar

Use the Question Navigation bar to:

Questions (Total #)

  • View the total number of questions in the test.

Question numbers with color-coded status

  • Click to access specific questions.
  • View question status.

    • Green — Correct
    • Red — Incorrect
    • Yellow — Partial Credit
    • Red Circle — Not Answered
    • Orange Exclamation Point (!) — Needs to Be Graded

Previous or Next Arrows

  • Use to navigate backward or forward to see a series of 10 questions.

Note: The navigation arrows only appear when a test has more than 10 questions.

4. Students List

Use the Students list to:

  • Review a student’s answers and assign grades.

  • Add or revise comments on a student’s overall test or revise specific question comments.

  • See if an open response needs grading, if students have begun their questions, understand how well they’re doing on their tests, etc.

See the Key for more information about assignment status, achievement level, and question status colors.

5. Question Display area

Use the Question Display area to:

  • View points earned.

  • Add comments to specific questions.

  • View a revision history of the changes made to open responses by students.

  • View the selected question and answer choices.

  • Use the arrows to navigate the questions.

  • Use the tabs at the right to access the Rubric, Passage, or Standards reference panels (depending on question type).

  • See students’ open response answers.

  • Select a rubric score to grade the student’s open response.

  • Enter a student's answers in Work with Student One-on-One Mode.

  • Regrade an assessment.

  • View the student’s name.

  • Click the clipboard icon to access the student’s test-taking environment for reference.

6. Key (Legend) tab Click to open, view, and close a legend explaining the meaning behind the colors and symbols used in the Grading tool.


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