Yes! A great way to maintain consistency in your grading is to weigh student answers against a rubric. This ensures that “meeting expectations” means the same thing each time you score student responses. CommonLit has created a short answer rubric for you to use while grading student answers to short answer questions on Library Lessons. This will help you decide where student responses fall on the scale of proficiency and provide guidance around which writing and reading skills students need more support with. Feel free to download this rubric and tailor it to your own instruction.
To find this rubric from the grading page, click the red play button in the grading panel. This will pull up a window with a Show me How video and the downloadable grading rubric.