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Creating Your Behavior Rubric

The behavior rubric is one of the most important parts of your points system.

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Written by Amanda Banik
Updated over a week ago


The Behavior Rubric is a crucial part of your points system in LiveSchool, providing guidelines and categories for recording student behaviors. This guide will help you create and edit your Behavior Rubric to fit your school's specific needs.

Note: Only Admin users can edit the Behavior Rubric.
Changes will be instantly applied to all users within the school.

Step-by-Step Guide

STEP 1: Go to the "Edit Behavior Rubric" Screen

  • From the Setup screen, click on "Edit Behavior Rubric."

STEP 2: Delete Unwanted Categories and Behaviors

From the Edit Rubric screen, click the Red X to delete the category or behavior.
  • On the Edit Rubric screen, click the Red X next to the category or behavior you wish to delete.

Important Notes:

  • Students will not lose any points when Behaviors and Categories are deleted.

  • Deleted Behaviors will be labeled as "Deleted Item" on the Timeline, but the full Behavior name will remain visible in Points Logs.

  • Deleted Behaviors will not be filterable in Timeline or Scoreboards.

  • If all Behaviors are deleted, you must add new ones before logging out. A blank Rubric prevents logging into LiveSchool.

If you experience login issues after clearing your Rubric,
please contact

STEP 3: Create a New Category

Click on New Category and type the Category name you'd like to see.
  • Click on "New Category" and type the name of the new category.


  • Group related behaviors for easier data insights.

  • Hide specific categories when issuing points by clicking the "Hide" button next to each behavior.

  • Categories are sorted alphabetically. Use a number in front of the category name to sort numerically.

STEP 4: Add a New Behavior

  • Click on "New Behavior."

STEP 5: Set the Behavior Name

Enter a behavior name up to 32 characters.
  • Enter a behavior name with a maximum of 32 characters.

Note: The behavior name will be displayed on the Rubric and
in your Insights reports.

STEP 6: Set the Behavior Type

Set the Behavior to Positive/Negative, Positive Only, or Negative Only
  • Set the Behavior to "Positive/Negative," "Positive Only," or "Negative Only."

Note: The option to subtract points for negative behavior is turned off by default.

STEP 7: Set the Point Value

Enter a numerical amount for point value.
  • Enter a numerical value for the point.

Tip: Assign different point values to encourage desired behaviors.

STEP 8 (Optional): Set Behavior Notifications

Click on "Add teachers or administrators" to set behavior notifications.
  • Click on "Add teachers or administrators" to configure behavior notifications.

Tip: Use notifications for negative behaviors requiring immediate attention, such as office referrals or bullying.

Learn more in our article: Set Up Staff Notifications in the Behavior Rubric

STEP 9: Complete your Rubric!

Repeat steps 3 to 8 until your rubric contains all the desired categories and behaviors. Congratulations, you're now ready to start recording points!

Additional Resources

For more information and tips on Behavior Rubrics, you can explore our blog and other LiveSchool resources:

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