Criterion is an Online Writing Evaluation service offered by ETS. It presents the faculty, writing instructors and administrators at various collegiate institutions of higher education with a reliable writing assessment tool for their students. Students work on their essays and submit them to receive feedback in the form of an aggregate score and an analysis with annotations to aid in the instruction of writing. You can access criterion by visiting the Criterion website or through Canvas.

Student Resources:

The access to Criterion for students will be provided by their respective instructors. The form below does not apply to students. Please use the guides below for more information.

Note: Students, when creating your account please wait after clicking submit until a message from the service appears (usually within 5 seconds).  

Faculty Resources:


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Please complete the form below to get the instructor access code to Criterion. (Note: You must be logged into your email for access to the form below.)



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