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What are the scoring options in Writable?
What are the scoring options in Writable?

Learn more about the different ways Writable can calculate your students' final scores.

Updated over a week ago

Writable offers three options for scoring student work: Percentages, Points, and Numeric. In this article, we'll detail each of these scoring options and how you can customize them to suit your grading preferences.

Tip! Teachers can change their scoring options even after they have started grading.

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Scoring with Percents

If you'd like the grade to appear as a percentage out of 100, choose the Percent option in your assignment settings. Each proficiency level in the rubric item will be equivalent to a percentage. You can also adjust the minimum score for all rubric items in your assignment, and rubric percentage values will adjust automatically. The final grade will average the percentages into one final score, and exported grades will be out of 100%.

When using the Percent Scoring option, teachers can set individual rubric items to be weighted more than others. For example, in the rubric below the first rubric option will be worth 2x as much as the others when calculating a final score.

Scoring with Points

The Points scoring option allows teachers to set each rubric item to be worth a set number of points. The final score will be the sum of the total points.

In the example below the first three rubric items are worth 2 points each. The other items are worth 3 points and 1 point. The student's scores are based on the proficiency ratings for each rubric item.

The student's total score is shown at the top of the grading window.

Note: The value of each proficiency level will be determined by its % value. You can adjust the % value for each proficiency level using these directions. If you would like help with setting up your rubric for Points-based scoring please reach out to

Scoring with Numeric (Star Ratings)

Another option is Numeric scoring. When chosen, this option will average the star rating scores.

In the example below the student's final score (3.0) is an average of their scores on each rubric item.
Example: (4.0 + 3.0 + 2.0 + 3.0) = 12.00/4 rubric items = 3.0 average score

Note that rubric items can be weighted to be worth more than other rubric items, just as with percentage scoring.

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