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What can license administrators do in Writable?
What can license administrators do in Writable?

Learn more about how administrator abilities in Writable allow you to collaborate and monitor.

Updated over a week ago

Administrators on a Writable license have access to features that allow them to support teachers, monitor growth, and unify instructional resources and assessments across the school or district. School leaders can be added as administrators using these directions.

Note: Administrators using HMH Ed cannot currently launch from Ed into Writable. You will need to create an account directly on Writable and then contact us at to be added to the license.

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Getting Started

Use this Implementation Guide as a coach, school leader, or district administrator to understand the implementation options for Writable and plan ahead for a successful writing program in your school or district.

Setting Teachers Up For Success

Once a license is created for the school or district, teachers will join the license as they log in from or via an integrated LMS, such as HMH Ed, Google Classroom, Schoology, or Canvas.

We recommend administrators share the following Getting Started Guides with teachers so they can learn to navigate Writable. Educators can also find free professional development at Writable Academy, including upcoming webinars, recorded sessions, and short videos.

Monitoring Usage and Accounts

Writable administrators can monitor the usage of Writable and control who can view data and student writing across a school or district. Administrators can:

  • View how many teachers and students are using Writable

  • See what teachers have done in Writable

  • Coach teachers to get the most out of Writable

  • Change a user's role from/to Admin, Teacher, or Viewer

    • Admin - can change the license and see all data within a district or school

    • Viewer - can see all student data associated with teachers/classes in their school, but they cannot configure the license

    • Teacher - can only see student data that is associated with students in their classes

Reporting on Proficiency, Growth, and Usage

School Leaders can use Writable’s reporting features to see growth, spot trends, and identify areas for improvement across whole school or district populations. Writable offers these reporting options:

Admins can set up school-level leaders to see their own building growth, while district-level coaches and leaders can monitor progress at a wider level. Teachers always have access to their own students' progress.

Sharing Common Assignments

Writable Admins can share rubrics and assignments to their district teachers to create common curriculum across schools. Using Shared Assessments and Team Grading, admins can also establish benchmark data and calibrate grading across the district.

Sharing to 'My District'

The 'My District' tab inside 'Explore' allows admins to unify literacy instruction using shared rubrics and assignments. Administrators can share assignments, assessments, and rubrics with all teachers. Learn more about how to use the My District page.

Shared Assessments

Shared assessments in Writable allow a school or district administrator to create and share an assessment with teachers in their school/district. These assessments have a couple of features that make them different from other shared assignments in the app and can help streamline the assessment process.

Shared assessments can only be edited by the owner. This ensures all teachers are using the same assessment. It also prevents version control issues that arise when administrators want to make changes to an assessment that’s already been shared.

To learn how to create a shared assessment, click here.

Common Rubrics

You can create and save a rubric and publish it for other teachers on the license. Sharing a rubric with others in your school or district makes it possible for them to find and use the rubric with their own assignments. Sharing common rubrics is recommended if your district would like all teachers to use the same rubrics across assignments. To learn how to create a shared rubric, click here.

Team Grading

Team grading allows administrators to randomly distribute student writing to a group of teachers for grading. This can be useful when grading assessments, so submissions are randomly and evenly distributed. Team grading is also helpful when calibrating teacher grading. It allows administrators to see if teachers are giving higher or lower grades compared to other teachers in the group. To learn how to create a Team Grading job, click here.

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