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Identify support needs and monitor student learning with views of grade average and distribution, assignment progress status, and more in the Assignments and grades report in Education Insights. All data can be organized at the class level, by individual students, or on an assignment-to-assignment basis, helping you to inform and adapt your teaching strategy with holistic views of each student. 

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To find assignment and grade data:

  1. Navigate to your desired class and select the Insights tab.

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2. From the class overview page, select Assignments from your reports.

screenshot of the class overview page in insights, metrics and buttons to drill down for more detailed information are shown

3. When you enter the Assignments and Grades report, it will automatically show all students, all assignments, all categories.

screenshot of the available filters in the Assignments and Grades view of Insights. you can search by student, by assignment by tag, or by date.

  • Select the calendar dropdown to narrow or expand your time frame.

  • Enter a student's name in the Search student box to narrow the data to reflect a specific student.

  • Select All assignments, then choose an assignment to narrow the data to student performance on that assignment.

  • Select All tags to open a dropdown of all the available tags. Learn to create tags yourself when creating an assignment. 

Use the tabs below to explore the views available in the Assignments and Grades report. 


The assignments panel has a number of tabs to help identify where students are and who might need support in understanding an assignment or a push before they miss a deadline. 

Screenshot of the grades tab in insights, shows type of assignment (group, individual, class) how many students have turned it in, and the average grade for each of several assignments


Select the Grades tab to view average grade by assignment. Yellow highlights assignments which at least one student has not yet turned in. Selecting a yellow datapoint opens a list of assignments that still need to be graded and returned to students. 

Progress status

Select the Progress status tab to view what step in the completion of an assignment your students are on.

Green indicates that the step has been completed for all students.

Yellow indicates that action needs to be taken soon.

  • In the Viewed by students column, yellow means the due date is within the next 24 hours, so a reminder may be helpful if many students have yet to view the assignment.

screenshot showing what step in the assignment process students are in, viewed, opened, turned in, or returned

Turn-in statistics

Select the Turn-in statistics tab to easily view which assignments are missing, which assignments were turned in late, and any assignments that were returned for revision. Clicking on any number in the chart will open the list of students in that category.

screenshot of graphs indicating if students have assignments that are missing, assignments that they turned in late, or assignments that have been returned for revision.

Average grade

View grade averages for the entire class in Distribution or Trend format.


Select the Distribution tab to see how many students' average grade is in each grade band. Select any bar on the graph to view a list of students in that range. Select any student from the list to send them a message.

screenshot of the grade distribution graph in insights, shows how many students are at each percentage level


Select the Trend tab to view a graph of student performance on assignments over time. Hover over any datapoint for additional details about the assignment. 

screenshot of a graph of the grade trends in insights, a mouse hovers over one datapoint to reveal details about that assignment


Target support by identifying students' performance in specific grading criteria across assignments with rubrics.  Hover on any criteria bar to view the percentage of students performing at each level. If points were established in the rubric, you can also view the average grade for each criteria. Learn more about rubrics. 

screenshot of rubrics data in insights. There is a tab for each type of rubric the educator uses, and bar graphs indicate how students performed on each grading criteria.

Student list

Get an at-a-glance view of how students in your class are performing and where they need support with the student list. 

Screenshot of student list for whole class view shows average grade and several recent assignments with color coding to indicate missing assignments


Student's grade

Select the Student's grade tab to see details about each assignment and the student's performance. Yellow indicates and assignment was turned in late, whereas red indicates an assignment remains missing. Select the speech bubbles to read comments on those assignments.

screenshot of assignments for a student, what type of assignment it was (individual, class, group) if it was returned for revision, whether it was turned in on time or not, and the grade

Comparison to class average

Select the Comparison to class average tab to see how the student's work compares to their classmates and to those in their group, if it was a group assignment. Use this view to help manage groups for student success. 

screenshot of a chart showing an individual student's performance on several assignments, the class average on the same assignments, and if they were working in a group, what the group's average grade was


View a student's performance on assignments over time in comparison to the class average. Hover over any datapoint on the graph for additional details about the assignment. 

screenshot of an individual student's performance on several assignments laid out in a graph, another line shows the class average on the same assignements


See a student's performance in grading criteria across multiple assignments when you use rubrics. Learn more about rubrics. 
screenshot of rubrics data in insights. There is a tab for each type of rubric the educator uses, and bar graphs indicate how students performed on each grading criteria.

Grade distribution

See how performance on an individual assignment compares to the average of all assignments. Use this view to help identify which assignments were most challenging and for whom. Select any bar on the graph to see which students land in that category. 

Screenshot of grade distribution for a single assignment showing the performance on that assignment compared to the average performance on all assignments

Group performance

The Group performance panel will be visible if you've selected a group assignment. Use this information to help identify groups that work well together and make adjustments to support student needs. 

Screenshot showing lists of student groups for an assignment, whether they turned it in on time, and the group's average grade.

Student list

See student performance on this assignment in the student list. Yellow indicates an assignment was turned in late, and red indicates the assignment remains missing. 

Screenshot of student list chart for a single assignment  shows whether it was turned in, if it was returned for revision, and what the grade is

How do we calculate the data?

Discover the specifics of how we define terms in the Assignments report. 

Missed turn-in: assignments in your selected date range that have not been submitted by the due date, and the due date has passed. Assignments that have been returned for revision are considered missing. Assignments that have been returned are not considered missing. 

Late turn-in: assignments which were submitted after the due date has passed. This data is based on the latest submission; for example an assignment that was turned in on time, then returned for revision and resubmitted past the due date, will be considered late. 

Average Grade: Based on the graded assignments in your selected time frame. This is calculated as points received divided by points available.  

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