Jessica Barberry
Lead Teacher

Adobe Spark Page Grading Rubric

Assessment Published 2/25/18 Last updated on 7/26/19

I created the Spark Page rubric based on the common core state standard writing rubric grades 9-10 for narrative essays. I've attached a copy of each common core rubric originally found at Just to be clear, I did not create the common core state standard writing rubric. I used them to guide the creation of the Adobe Spark Grading Rubric I've also included.

Of course, this rubric can be modified to best meet your classroom and activity expectations. I use the attached asset as a basic template to summitively assess students using Adobe Spark as a learning journal. As I assign activities that will incorporate Spark Page, I will take this basic template and further refine it to our activity guidelines. I thought many of you could use something like this too. Most of the subjects I teach call for journaling activities including Biology, Chemistry, History, Reading/Language Arts, and Math. Please let me know how you use it and what your versions might look like!

  • Adobe Spark

    Adobe Spark is an easy-to-use tool that helps you turn your ideas into compelling social graphics, web stories, and animated videos

ISTE Standards
Students: Knowledge Constructor

Use this Spark Page Grading Rubric as the first step to create a meaningful assessment tool for your Spark Page activities. Please tailor it to meet the needs of your students.

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Luis Garcia

Posted on 11/24/19 1:13:54 AM Permalink


Danelle Johnston

Posted on 10/12/19 4:50:04 AM Permalink

​Thank you! This is very helpful.

Jude Morgan

Posted on 9/18/19 5:41:15 AM Permalink

​Thank you for sharing. I've been using Adobe Spark a lot this year to capture learning reflections and progress. It is great to see how other people are providing feedback on learning in Spark.

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/7/19 7:24:59 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing

highly appreciated your valuable efforts ​

Alper Ciftci

Posted on 9/7/19 1:56:25 PM Permalink


Mick Perkins

Posted on 7/19/19 2:34:08 AM Permalink

​Excellently prepared document well done thanks for uploading

Kathleen Schrock

Posted on 4/10/19 12:54:53 PM Permalink


Your rubric is great! However, I am from the school that puts the exemplar column first! If students know up front what the goal is, and we get them to read at least the first column, perhaps the rubric should be arranged as 4, 3, 2, 1? Just something I truly believe in!​

mollie omara

Posted on 7/26/19 2:04:04 AM Permalink

I agree....​

Jessica Barberry

Posted on 7/26/19 2:56:32 PM Permalink

​Dear Kathy,

Thank you (and Mollie too!) for the feedback. I just adjusted and uploaded a revised resources based on your suggestion. I also want to say that I'm a long time lurker/user of all the fantastic resources on your website; for the past four years your site has been something I've shared during staff professional development (Wednesday Websites). Thank you for all your insightful and helpful resources. Very excited to see you on the Education Exchange too!

Sean Moran

Posted on 4/10/19 12:16:44 PM Permalink

​Awesome! Thanks!

Julie Jueneman

Posted on 8/31/18 12:07:57 AM Permalink

​Thank you very much!

Michael Caparas

Posted on 8/30/18 9:50:37 AM Permalink

​Thank you, ma'am.

Justo Tepaz

Posted on 8/23/18 11:28:50 PM Permalink

Me parece una buena rubrica, está muy completo y es muy aconsejable utilizar con los alumnos.

Lely Constantinople

Posted on 8/23/18 6:18:18 PM Permalink

​this is so hugely helpful! thanks so much.

Margaret Purvis

Posted on 8/14/18 8:05:36 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing​

Tonya Bailey

Posted on 8/14/18 2:10:02 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing this information with us. ​

André Verkens

Posted on 8/12/18 2:38:20 PM Permalink

​Thanks for this very useful information.

Kathleen De Zwart

Posted on 8/10/18 1:00:53 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing this. It should make a good base to adapt for younger students.​

Greg Hodgson

Posted on 5/23/18 3:12:54 PM Permalink

​Hi Jessica, this is a great resource to help you start thinking about how we asses Spark documents. I am going to direct folks to it in the new EDEX course so hopefully you'll see some good feedback.

Jessica Barberry

Posted on 5/23/18 10:21:53 PM Permalink

Thank you, Greg! I'm currently developing professional training for my colleagues about this topic It would be very beneficial for me to see how others are interpreting assessment of student creativity! See you in the next EDEX course...