Flexible Grading on Quizizz

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With flexible grading, you can manually evaluate and grade your students' answers on Quizizz. For instance, let us assume that a question in your quiz carries four points. Upon reading your student's response to that question, you can choose to award them anywhere between 0 to 4 points for their answer. 

How Flexible Grading Helps

Flexible grading enables you to evaluate responses on a scale. It is especially beneficial for open-ended questions that call upon your students' higher-order thinking skills. It allows you to provide a grade that accurately measures their understanding of qualitative topics. 

How Flexible Grading Works

On Quizizz, every question is allotted one point by default. This excludes Polls, which are ungraded and can only carry zero points. You can change the number of points for each question in your quiz and allot up to 20 points per question. 

Once students have answered your quiz, you can review the points they received for each question in the quiz report. Here, you can manually modify their points wherever necessary. For example, if you had allotted 3 points to an Open-ended question, you can evaluate a student's answer to this question and choose to award them 2.5 points instead. 

Allotting Points to a Question 

Here's how you can modify the number of points allotted to each question

  1. Create a quiz with new questions or import questions from the Quizizz Library
  2. Navigate to the question you would like to modify and click on 'Edit' 

  3. Click on the dropdown menu at the bottom to change the points allotted to the question
    1. Remember that one point is allotted to each question (except Polls) by default. You can choose any number of points between one to 20

  4. Click on 'Save' and repeat this process for all the questions that you would like to modify

Once you are satisfied with all the changes you have made to the quiz, assign it as a live quiz or as homework

Manually Grading Responses

After your students have attempted the quiz, you will be able to find detailed insights into their performance in the quiz report. Follow these steps to manually evaluate their responses. 

  1. Click on 'Reports' on the left navigation pane 
  2. Select the report for the quiz you conducted
  3. Navigate to the student whose responses you would like to assess and click on 'Evaluate'
  4. Click on the points awarded for a given question and enter the new points in the input field 
    1. Note that the maximum points you can award will be the same as the points you allotted while creating the question
  5. Edit the points for as many questions as you'd like and click on 'Save' 
  6. Repeat this process for all the students whose responses you would like to grade manually

Click on the 'Overview' tab to check for questions with asterisks. These are the questions that have been manually evaluated.

All manually graded scores are automatically updated on your preferred LMS. Additionally, these scores will also be reflected in Longitudinal Growth Graphs within class reports.


  • While manually entering points, you can add up to 1 decimal place. 
  • Flexible Grading impacts the points that represent a student's accuracy. It does not affect game scores.
  • In case you had enabled Redemption Quiz for your activity, ensure that the 'Show report with redemption questions' option is enabled on your quiz report, so you can grade questions manually. 

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