Fast Grade

Fast Grade allows you to quickly grade student submissions

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Written by Jeremy Keeshin
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Pro feature

Fast grade is a CodeHS Pro tool designed to make grading student submissions on CodeHS quick and easy.

Main Features:

  • Get access to all the information that you need to know about the submission you are grading.

  • Assign a grade with a single click.

  • Send new messages to students and review previous messages sent to students.

  • Compare the student’s code to the assignment's solution code.

  • Filter for the submissions that you need to grade. You can filter submissions by Assignment, Section, and Progress.

Gif of Fast Grade submission

Accessing Fast Grade

  1. Click on Code Review along the left hand navigation bar.

  2. In your Code Review dashboard you will see the number of student submissions, time of submission, assignment name, and student name.

  3. From your review dashboard click on Fast Grade.

Awarding Grades in Fast Grade

There are four buttons used for grading in fast grade: Award Full Credit, Give Zero, Finalize, and Needs Work. Once you give a student a grade, the next submission will automatically appear.

  • Award Full Credit: gives the submission a full score and marks it as finalized.

  • Give Zero: gives the submission a score of 0 and marks it as finalized.

  • Finalize: takes the score you input and gives the submission that score. Marks the submission as finalized.

  • Needs Work: takes the score you input and gives the submission that score. Marks the submission as needs work.

Grading by Assignment for a Particular Section

With Fast Grade you can grade all submissions for a particular section. To do so:

  1. Go to the Section for which you want to grade submissions and click on Gradebook.

  2. Click on the assignment you want to grade and select Fast Grade.

  3. You can now grade all submissions for one particular assignment at a time.

Gif showing Fast Grade from Assignment Grading page

Applying filters to the Fast Grader

In Fast Grade mode, you can filter by Course, Section, assignment name, or assignment status.

To filter by Courses or Sections:

  1. Filters and Ordering > Filter by > Sections

  2. Select any Course or Section that you’d like to fast grade.  

  3. Don’t forget to click 'Apply filters and order’ to apply the changes!

You can select the bold Course title to add the Sections in the Course to the fast grade queue. You can also select the Section title to individually add Specific sections to the Fast Grade queue.

Removing Filters from the Fast Grader

You can remove filters from the Fast Grader in a few different ways.

Clicking the red ‘Clear All Filters’ button deselects all of the filters that were previously selected.

Clicking on the Section(s) title will remove all of the assignments from the fast grade queue.

Alternatively, you can click on the Course title to remove the corresponding Sections’ assignments from the fast grade queue. Don’t forget to click ‘Apply Filters and Ordering' when you’re done with your selection!

Keyboard Shortcuts in Fast Grade

You can also use keyboard shortcuts to make the grading process even faster. Keyboard shortcuts can be found on the "?" icon on the right-hand side of the platform.

Click question mark icon for information about Fast Grade and keyboard shortcuts

CodeHS Fast Grade is only available on CodeHS Pro. To get Pro for your school, contact our team at

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