One of the great things that set Packback apart from other online discussion platforms is our Curiosity Scoring System, which calculates a grade for your students based on a set of criteria that you are able to set up

Below is a layout of how the students in your community are scored!

How Are Curiosity Scores Calculated?

The Curiosity Score measures the quality of your questions and answers on Packback. 

You can get higher scores by posting questions and responses that are more aligned with our guidelines. If you'd like an example, the "Featured" tab has a collection of high-quality questions and responses.


This takes into consideration formatting, legibility, images, videos, and other supplemental resources that enhance the post to make it more interesting. The more of this a post has, the more opportunity there is for people in your community to explore their curiosity!


Does your post provide evidence that supports your ideas and arguments? Are the sources you’re using to provide support reliable and relevant? Including this kind of evidence provides a strong structure for you to build your post upon!


A writer who demonstrates effort asks a question or responds to another classmate’s question in ways that are unique and engaging rather than simply straightforward! The more open-ended your question or the more in-depth and exploratory your response, the more effort is shown, and the more Curiosity Points you earn on the post.


Please Note: The accumulative curiosity points will be used to determine a student's ranking on the Learner Leaderboard!


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