Scales and Outcome setup help

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Scales and Outcome setup help

I teach middle school language arts grades 6-8.  

My goal is to create rubrics (or scales?) to score writing in a variety of criteria--simultaneously.

Using a 4 point scale the the 3 criteria are: Purpose/Organization; Elaboration/Evidence; and Conventions.

In order to guide my instruction, I want to track student progress individually and as a class using the OUTCOME function to mine and gather criteria data  throughout the year.

From what I've read in the help menus, it seems like building SCALES and using the OUTCOME function is the only way to have Moodle compile such data.

Would/can someone offer help in efficiently achieving this goal?

Thanks in advance.