All Graiders who successfully complete our application and onboarding process are considered eligible to grade middle- and high-school English Language Arts writing assignments. This is the bulk of the work we support, so the ability to give feedback on these assignments is essential to success as a Graider.
ELA K-8 and ELA 9-12 are the first skill tags you earn as a Graider.
Skill tags represent the types of assignments you are considered qualified to grade. These are most often subject-grade-level groupings (English Language Arts 9-12) or specific courses (AP Biology). You are able to see what skill tags you have earned--and what assignments you are eligible for--on the Assignment Board. (New in 2019!) The assignment board will only show you assignments that are associated with your skill tags.
How are skill tags used?
If you have more skill tags, you'll see a greater variety of available assignments and have more work opportunities. You'll also be able to quickly sort the assignment board by skill tag. Perhaps you are qualified in several areas, but are most interested in AP history assignments this week. You'll be able to quickly filter the board to see assignments that are available and most aligned with your interests.
**Note that application to an assignment does not guarantee matching.
How can I earn more skill tags?
Some skill tags are awarded during your Graider onboarding based on your areas of study and highlighted coursework. Additional skill tags can be earned by passing the qualifier activities for AP courses or special assignment types. More here: Earning Advanced Qualifications