When you submit a response to an ORA, your submission may be reviewed and graded by:
Note: Course staff can grade your ORA if you’re waiting on peer assessments. To request that staff manually grade your ORA, you should reach out to course staff through the course discussion forum.
Grading for every type of assessment step in an ORA assignment is done by comparing each response against the same set of guidelines, called a rubric. Every open response assessment has a rubric provided by the course team.
A rubric consists of several criteria and a set of options for each criterion.
Each criterion describes characteristics that a response should have.
For example, “Determine if there is a unifying theme or main idea” or “Assess the content of the submission” are possible criteria for assessing a response.
Each criterion has options which describe how well each response satisfies the criterion. The options are usually a range of ratings, with details to help you decide the rating, and an associated point value.
For example, this table shows the options for the criterion “Determine if there is a unifying theme or main idea.”