Grade Rubric

UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 13 – We plan to launch a major update of this app today. Stay tuned!!

Here’s a link that highlights some of the features we’ve added to the upcoming update.


QR Barcode for Grade Rubric

This app is a simple, efficient grading tool for professors and teachers who use a grading rubric.

For example, suppose you break a paper down into five categories…

  1. On Time
  2. Clear Intro
  3. Presented an Argument
  4. Critically Discussed an Objection
  5. Appropriate Citation

Simply pick the kind of Rubric you want (Point Deductions or Letter Grade averages), set your labels, and use the radio buttons to grade each section in your rubric. Hit the calculate button and you’re finished. Record your grade. Hit the reset button and move on to the next student. It’s that easy.

Now users have the option of generating an email message when you press the calculate button. The auto-generated message will include the final grade and a breakdown of your marks for each rubric category. All you’ll have to do is enter their email address (which will be very quick if your students are in your gmail contacts) and press send. You can even store a customized subject, intro message, and signature.

Highlights in version 1:

  • Set custom rubric labels
  • 2 Number Rubrics – These are numbered, point deduction rubric models. Right now we have a 10 item rubric and a 5 item rubric.
  • 3 Letter Rubrics – If you don’t think in point deductions, but prefer to grade each section of your rubric with letter grades, we have three letter rubrics available (3, 4, and 5 categories). Assign a letter grade to each section, and the calculate button spits out an average letter grade. You don’t have to think about the numbers at all.
  • …more customization options are coming soon!
  • An Android device running Android 1.6+


Letter Rubrics
(Right now we have 3, 4, and 5 rubric category options…more coming soon!)

Number Rubrics
(Right 5 and 10 rubric categories…more coming soon!)

Email Reports
Set the app to auto-generate an email with a complete grade report

  1. #1 by eripsa on May 5, 2010 - 12:28 am

    I think the QR code is wrong, because I get an error (on the N1)

    “There are no matches in Android Market for the search:”

    I can find it by searching the market.


  2. #2 by Jon Nale on May 5, 2010 - 12:38 am

    Thank you!

    We made some last minute changes and forgot to update the QR code.

    I just uploaded the new QR code and tested it on my device. Let me know if you are still having problems.



  3. #3 by Paul on August 25, 2010 - 2:29 am

    Is it possible to create an upgrade so that this rubric app can do the same thing as the grade book app with syncing to a google spreadsheet but calculate a final mark using rubric scores?


  4. #4 by Jon Nale on August 27, 2010 - 4:48 am


    We plan to incorporate both our grade ticker app and our grade rubic app into Grade Book for Professors.

    Our current plan: when the user hits “Edit Grade”, on the Grade Book app, they will have several options of how to input the grade: 1.) Text box (the way it is now), 2.) Grade Ticker (if it is installed), and 3.) Grade Rubric (if it is installed).

    So for example, the user pressed “Edit Grade” and then selects “Grade Rubric”. Grade Rubric will then open, and after the user is done grading the assignment, they can send the result back to Grade Book and it will automatically sync to Google Spreadsheet.

    If you have any suggestions or would prefer a different method of doing this, let us know! You have already given us some grade feedback on Grade Book!


    binh Reply:

    You guys are the greatest! I have your Gradebook, Attendance, and Rubric. And I love the idea of the rubric being integrated into Gradebook, any idea when these changes will be implemented? And any news on updates to the attendance app? THANK YOU, AGAIN…what a life saver!

    I do have one suggestion for the Gradebook– I grade by numbers (100, 90, etc..)…any way to default to a numeric keypad vs. letter keypad? Right now, each grade I enter requires a switch to number pad…


  5. #5 by Tyson on September 18, 2012 - 5:33 pm

    I love your applications! There was a learning curve and setup time involved in the Google docs spreadsheet design but everything after that has been flawless. I recommend your app to every teacher I know that uses an Android device. Of course all the iPhone users are jealous……:)


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