Academic Rigor

Gradify's platform, policies, and practices ensure that grading is both academically rigorous and pedagogically sound. We employ a variety of measures to achieve these outcomes.


Gradify admits graders who are committed to providing timely, detailed, and actionable feedback on student assignments.  Any subject-matter expert can score an assignment; you don't need a dedicated grader for that. What makes grading meaningful to students is feedback, but that's also among the most time-consuming of faculty activities. Enter Gradify: help your students internalize their learning.


At Gradify, graded student assignments are reviewed by experienced faculty with doctoral or other terminal degrees. Where grading hasn't met Gradify's standards, the grader in question is asked to address the shortcomings or the job is assigned to a new grader with equal or a higher rating.


Rubrics clarify what instructors expect of student assignments; they also help students better understand the scores they earned. Rubrics ensure process discipline and objectivity in the grading process by imposing structure on what can be a subjective process. 

At Gradify, instructors provide a rubric when submitting a grading job. If they don't use a rubric, they are provided with well-known reference sites. They can also download a template, customize it, and upload it for the grader.  At a minimum, instructors are asked to provide the grading criteria, their weights and a scoring scale. 


Instructors rate every job on four criteria, which in turn determine their future job assignments; so, graders are motivated to take providing feedback seriously.