Quill provides five tools to help students improve their writing, grammar, and proofreading skills. Each tool provides a different level of feedback for students. You can view student responses and the feedback they received on our various student data reports.

Table of Contents:

  1. Quill Grammar

  2. Quill Connect

  3. Quill Proofreader

  4. Quill Diagnostic

  5. Quill Lessons


Quill Grammar: Five Attempts

Students are able to attempt each Quill Grammar question five times. Students receive credit based on the number of attempts:

  • 1st Attempt: 1 Point

  • 2nd Attempt: 3/4's of a Point

  • 3rd Attempt: 1/2 of a Point

  • 4th Attempt: 1/4 of a Point

  • 5th Attempt: No Points

Students will receive feedback on their use of the concept and other grammar mechanics within the sentence.

Student receiving feedback on comma usage within an activity

Quill Connect: Five Attempts

In Quill Connect, Quill's sentence combining tool, students are provided with up to five opportunities to revise their work. Students receive instant feedback after each attempt.

If a student writes a strong answer on the first attempt, the student receives full credit. If the student writes a strong sentence after receiving feedback, the student receives partial credit. Quill Connect exercises are graded on the following logic:

  • 1st Attempt: 1 Point

  • 2nd Attempt: 3/4's of a Point

  • 3rd Attempt: 1/2 of a Point

  • 4th Attempt: 1/4 of a Point

  • 5th Attempt: 0 Points

Students will receive feedback on their use of the concept and other grammar mechanics within the sentence.

Student receiving feedback on comma usage within an activity

Quill Proofreader: One Attempt

In Quill Proofreader, students proofread a passage to find and correct the errors. Students are given one attempt to find the errors, and if they do not find them, they see the error highlighted in red.

Students will see an annotated example of their revisions in a Quill Proofreader activity

If students make one or more errors in a Quill Proofreader activity, they will be brought to a follow-up activity that they can begin immediately or save for later.

Students can begin the follow-up practice or save and exit to complete the activity at a later date

Quill Diagnostic: One Attempt

In a Quill Diagnostic or Writing Skills Survey, students are not provided with any feedback on their responses. Since we are using it to gauge the student's skills, we show some questions that are intentionally difficult to assess their needs. Students do not see their scores at the end, and every student earns a "Completed" score for a Quill Diagnostic exercise on the dashboard.

After students complete a Diagnostic, you can assign follow-up recommended practice activities based on the student's performance on the Diagnostic.

Practice recommendations grid from the diagnostics report

Quill Lessons: One Attempt + Teacher Review

During a Quill Lessons activity, students will have the opportunity to respond to various prompts. You will see student responses and can anonymously share the response with the class, or you can send the response back to the student so they can revise their work.

Select to display, then display selected answers
Have student retry question


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