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Classwork: Accessing and reviewing student work
Classwork: Accessing and reviewing student work

Where do I find the work my students submit?

Updated over a week ago

Welcome to Classwork, your feedback tool for all digital submissions in the middle school curriculum. Classwork is organized by class section with three tabs for main navigation. The Activities tab collects class level submissions, while the Portfolios tab focuses on an individual student. The Levels tab allows you to view and edit differentiation groupings for the activity that follows the mid-unit (Critical Juncture) assessment.

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Learn more about Classwork:

The Activities Tab

To get started, choose a class section with the dropdown in the top left corner of the screen. You can then navigate to the unit, chapter, and lesson you’d like to review. Each submittable activity is represented in Classwork by a row, and activities will only appear in this tab if at least one student has submitted them. You can scan each row for general information, or click the “v” arrow button to expand a class summary for the activity.

Class Summary Tables

Upon expanding an activity, you’ll see a summary table for the entire class. Each student is represented by a row, with columns for the submission status, custom score, and feedback status. Additional columns with differentiation levels, rubric scores, word count, multiple choice scores, and general comments may apply for some activities. You can easily create and adjust custom scores or general comments at a high level in this view.

There are six possible submission statuses:

  • Not Started: the student does not have any in progress work for this activity. This is the default status.

  • In Progress: the student has begun working on this activity, but has not yet clicked the “Hand In” button.

  • Handed In: the student has submitted the activity for teacher review. Any auto scoring of student responses will take place upon handing in.

  • Handed In Late: the student has submitted the activity past the teacher determined due date.

  • Revising: the student has previously handed in the activity, and now has saved but unsubmitted changes. The student should click “Update” to confirm their changes.

  • Resubmitted: the student has clicked “Update” and resubmitted the activity after the teacher has sent teacher feedback. If the teacher sends feedback on an activity that has been resubmitted, the status will revert to Handed In.

The feedback status icons represent the following:

  • – : none, teacher feedback has not been drafted

  • Pencil: teacher feedback has been drafted, but not yet sent to the student

  • Closed envelope: teacher feedback has been sent to the student

  • Open envelope: the student has clicked on and seen the teacher feedback

Learn more about Reviewing Student work here.

The Portfolios Tab

The Portfolios tab allows you to focus on a single student, which is particularly useful for conferencing moments. Select a student with the dropdown near the top left corner of the screen, then filter their portfolio of Amplify work by content, activity type, or submission status.

The Levels Tab

The Levels tab allows you to manage differentiation for your class. Simply drag and drop students between the groups to adjust their supports in the differentiated activities that follow the Critical Juncture assessment.

Notifications and additional features

Submission Notifications

You will receive a notification in the bell at the top right corner of the screen each time students click “Hand In” or “Update” on a submittable activity. Notifications are gathered across classes and will be retained for 14 days, with the most recent notifications at the top of the list. It is not currently possible to dismiss notifications or mark them as read.

If multiple students updated a particular activity in their respective accounts, you won’t get a separate notification for each one. Rather, a summary of the number of students that had a change in submission status for the activity will appear. Clicking a link for an activity updated by one student will take you directly to the review screen for that activity.

Reviewing Student Work

From the class summary table, you can expand each assignment by clicking the v arrow button. You can click any row in the Activities tab to review all submissions, starting with the first student in your roster, or you can select a specific student’s work and review each student’s submission individually.

Click a student’s name to review their submission. The review screen displays student responses on the left and scoring and commenting tools in the panel on the right. Navigate between students with the arrows, or with the student dropdown in the center of the page.

If the assignment was a reading assignment submitted from the lesson, you can click +Show Reading to see the student’s highlights and annotations in the reading.

Use the arrows at the bottom of the scrolling page to navigate through the reading.

Click the post it note icon to read the student’s annotations.

Click -Hide Reading to close the reading.

Scores and Rubrics

The custom score field at the top of the panel accommodates any letter or numerical grading scale. In addition to the custom score, assessment activities may contain rubrics. To learn about the specific criteria for each rubric dimension, click the “i” near “Assess Skills” and a new browser tab will open with more information.


You can leave two types of comments on student work: general and inline. General comments apply to the entire activity, while inline comments are keyed with numbers to a specific area of the student’s response. Drag and highlight text to create an inline comment.

You can save review time by utilizing a bank of frequently used comments. The comment bank is a customizable set of up to 10 comments that you can reuse to save time when providing feedback. The bank will retain your preferences across classes, units, and school years. You can delete and replace comments in the bank at any time. You can access the comment bank by clicking on the speech bubble. For a bit of extra personality, add an emoji to any comment with the smiley face button.

Deleting Student Work

To delete a student’s work for a particular activity, click the trash can in the top right of the review screen. Doing so resets the activity back to “Not Started” for that student. This means all of the work the student had entered for the activity will be deleted, as will any scores or comments you had added to it. Take care when deleting student work, as this action cannot be undone.

Note that you can only delete work for one student at a time, and article annotations cannot be removed.

Revealing Answers to Students

The Mark Incorrect and Reveal Correct checkboxes at the base of expanded class tables provide you with the option to reveal answer validation to students. This feature is only available for the multiple choice portion of end of unit assessments. Checking one or both boxes will transition the activity to read only mode for students and display markers on their answer choices. Learn more about revealing answers.

Sending feedback to students

Provide personalized feedback to your students, individually or all at once.

To share feedback with an individual student, navigate to the review screen and click Send feedback to share the student's score and your comments.

To share feedback with the entire class, navigate to the expanded class table and click Send all feedback to share all students' scores and your comments at once.

Student notifications

When you create an assignment or send feedback to a student, they will receive an alert for each activity on their Student Home through the notification bell in the top right corner of their screen.

In the Notifications panel, new comments and new scores for all activities (both assigned and not assigned) display in the New section. The student clicks Go to the Feedback or Go to the Score to open the lesson or activity and view the corresponding feedback or score.

Learn more about Student Homes.

Curriculum View

Clicking an item from the notification dropdown redirects the student to the corresponding activity in the curriculum, where they will see your scores and comments in the Teacher Feedback panel. They can collapse and drag this panel in their workspace as needed.

The feedback panel is also visible when students navigate to the activity themselves, rather than getting there from the notification.

Time-Saving Tips

Comment Bank

Click the speech bubble icon when creating an inline or general comment to access your comment bank. The comment bank is a customizable set of up to 10 comments that you can reuse to save time when providing feedback. The bank will retain your preferences across classes, units, and school years. You can delete and replace comments in the bank at any time.

Bulk Scoring

Save time by providing bulk scores for many students simultaneously. The Bulk Score button can be found at the base of the class table for most activities.

Upon clicking Bulk Score, checkboxes will appear next to each student’s name. You can select some or all students, and even filter students by handed in status. Type your preferred bulk score or bulk comment in the fields at the base of the table and click Apply to confirm.

Print and Export

You may need to transfer Amplify work and scores to your district grading software or LMS. There are a variety of ways to conveniently print or export editable CSVs within Classwork.

Export Multiple Activities

You can export multiple activities to a CSV simultaneously with the “Bulk Export” button in the bottom left corner of the Activities tab. Use the checkboxes next to each activity to make a selection for the export.

The CSV will include the activity information, custom score, and SIS (student information system) IDs for each student for easy upload into your district gradebook. In the event that a score is not available for a student, the cell will be filled with the submission status instead.

Export Individual Activities

To create a more granular export for an individual activity, use the “Export” button at the bottom of the expanded activity table. This will create a CSV with a column for each column of the class summary table.

Print Work for the Entire Class

To print many or all student responses for an activity, click the “Print” button at the bottom of the expanded activity table. Checkboxes will display next to each student’s name, and you can choose to print some or all student work accordingly.

Clicking “Print” will launch your browser’s print dialog, where you can choose to print the student responses in addition to a cover page for the class summary table. You can also adjust the number of pages to print or save a digital PDF from this view.

Print Work for an Individual Student

To print work for an individual student, find the activity and navigate to the student’s name. You can click a student name from the expanded class grid as a shortcut. Once you’re on the review page, click the print button in the activity header.

This will open your browser print dialog where you can choose to print the student’s response as well as a cover page with any teacher feedback. You can also save a digital PDF from this view.

Do you have questions or feedback about Classwork?

We’d love to hear from you! Please reach out to the Amplify support team through any of our available channels.

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