Google Classroom grade passback is a Premium feature that allows teachers to return scores from Formative assignments back to Google Classroom. 

There are a few initial steps to ensure the passback feature is available on a formative:

  • The class from Google Classroom must be imported via the "Import from Google Classroom" button on the Classes page:
  • The Formative must be assigned to a Google Classroom class, and you must have chosen the "Assign & Post to Google" option when you assigned the formative:

In addition, at least one student assigned to the formative must have answered a question for Google Classroom grade passback to start working. 

Ready to get started?

If your account is Premium, click on the triple dots at the top right of your formative page, and select "Classroom Passback":

A Google Classroom Grade Passback form will pop up:

This form will list all the Google Classroom classes and students which have been imported into Formative. You can choose to passback grades for all or a selected number of classes and/or students. 

The initial "Max Points" value is the points total of all the items in the Formative. 

By default, Formative will set the grades in Google Classroom as "draft". This means only the teacher can view the grade. But if you select the option to "Show Scores to Students," then the grade will become "assigned" in Google Classroom, and will become visible on each student's dashboard:

Note that only students who have submitted the work in Google Classroom can receive an assigned grade. If not submitted there, the grade will default to a draft grade.

Once the form is submitted, you will be updated with the status of the grades:


Assignment was not posted to Google Classroom

If this warning appears under a class in the form, you will need to first link the Formative assignment with Google Classroom course work. This can be done in the Formative assignment settings, by selecting "Post to Google Classroom":

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