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    International Baccalaureate Rubrics

     - Individuals and Societies - 

    Year 1 Rubrics: 

    Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding Year 1

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

    The student does not reach a standard by any of the descriptors below.

    1-2

    The student:

    i. recognizes some vocabulary

    ii. demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through limited descriptions and/or examples.

     

    3-4

    The student:

    i.uses some vocabulary

    ii. demonstrates satisfactory knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through simple descriptions, explanations, and/or examples.

     

    5-6

    The student:
    i. uses considerable relevant vocabulary, often accurately

    Ii. demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through descriptions, explanations and examples.

     

    7-8

    The student:


    i. consistently uses relevant vocabulary accurately

    ii. demonstrates excellent knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through detailed descriptions, explanations and examples.

     

     

    Criterion B: Investigating Year 1 

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

    The student does not reach a standard by any of the descriptors below.

    1-2

    The student:

    i. identifies a research question

    ii. follows an action plan in a limited way to explore a research question

    iii. collects and records information, to a limited extent

    iv. with guidance, reflects on the research process and results, to a limited extent.

     

    3-4

    The student:

    i.describes the choice of a research question

    ii. partially follows an action plan to explore a research question

    iii. uses a method or methods to collect and record some relevant information.

    iv. with guidance, reflects on the research process and results with some depth.

     

    5-6

    The student:
    i. describes the choice of a research question in detail

    ii. mostly follows an action plan to explore a research question


    iii. uses method(s) to collect and record often relevant information


    iv. reflects on the research process and results.

     

    7-8

    The student:
    i. explains the choice of a research question

    ii. effectively follows an action plan to explore a research question

    iii. uses methods to collect and record consistently relevant information

    iv. thoroughly reflects on the research process and results.

     

     

    Criterion C: Communicating Year 1

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

    The student does not reach a standard by any of the descriptors below.

    1-2

    The student:

    i. communicates information and ideas in a style that is not always clear

    ii. organizes information and ideas in a limited way

    iii. inconsistently lists sources, not following the task instructions

     

    3-4

    The student:

    i.communicates information and ideas in a way that is somewhat clear

    ii. somewhat organizes information and ideas

    iii. lists sources in a way that sometimes follows the task instructions.

     

    5-6

    The student:
    i. communicates information and ideas in a way that is mostly clear


    ii. mostly organizes information and ideas


    iii. lists sources in a way that often follows the task instructions.

     

    7-8

    The student:
    i. communicates information and ideas in a way that is completely clear

    ii. completely organizes information and ideas effectively

    iii. lists sources in a way that always follows the task instructions.

     

     

    Criterion D: Thinking Critically Year 1

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

    The student does not reach a standard by any of the descriptors below.

    1-2

    The student:

    i. begins to analyze concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories in a limited way

    ii. begins to identify connections between information to make simple arguments

    iii. recognizes the origin and purpose of few sources/data as well as nominal value and limitations of sources/data

    iv. identifies different perspectives.

     

    3-4

    The student:

    i. completes a simple analysis of concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories

    ii. summarizes information to make some adequate arguments

    iii. analyzes sources/data in terms of origin and purpose, recognizing some values and limitations

    iv. recognizes different perspectives and suggests some of their implications.

     

    5-6

    The student:
    i. completes a suitable analysis of concepts, issues, models, visual representations and/or theories

    ii. summarizes information in order to make usually valid arguments

    iii. analyzes sources/data in terms of origin and purpose, usually recognizing value and limitations

    iv. clearly recognizes different perspectives and describes most of their implications.

     

    7-8

    The student:

    i. completes a detailed analysis of concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories

    ii. summarizes information to make consistent, well-supported arguments

    iii. effectively analyzes a range of sources/data in terms of origin and purpose, consistently recognizing value and limitations

    iv. clearly recognizes different perspectives and consistently explains their implications.

     

     

    Year 2 Students [7th Grade]:  Students in year two of MYP will be assessed using Year 1 rubrics for the first semester, and Year 3 rubrics for the second semester.  There are no Year 2 specific rubrics for IBMYP.

     

    Year 3 Rubrics: 

    Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding Year 3

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

    The student does not reach a standard by any of the descriptors below.

    1-2

    The student:

    i. makes limited use of terminology

    ii. demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through limited descriptions and/or examples.

     

    3-4

    The student:

    i. uses some terminology accurately

    ii. demonstrates satisfactory knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through simple descriptions, explanations and examples.

     

    5-6

    The student:

    i. uses considerable and relevant terminology accurately

    ii. demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through descriptions, explanations and examples.

     

    7-8

    The student:

    i. consistently uses a range of terminology accurately

    ii. demonstrates excellent knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through developed and accurate descriptions, explanations and examples.

     

     

    Criterion B: Investigating Year 3

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

    The student does not reach a standard by any of the descriptors below.

    1-2

    The student:

    i. identifies a research question that is clear, focused and relevant

    ii. formulates a limited action plan or does not follow a plan

    iii. collects and records limited or sometimes irrelevant information

    iv. with guidance, reflects on the research process and results in a limited way.

     

    3-4

    The student:

    i. formulates/chooses a research question that is clear and focused and describes its relevance

    ii. formulates and occasionally follows a partial action plan to investigate a research question

    iii. uses a method(s) to collect and record some relevant information

    iv. with guidance, reflects on the research process and results.

     

    5-6

    The student:

    i. formulates/chooses a clear and focused research question and describes its relevance in detail

    ii. formulates and mostly follows a sufficiently developed action plan to investigate a research question

    iii. uses methods to collect and record appropriate relevant information

    iv. with guidance, evaluates on the research process and results.

     

    7-8

    The student:

    i. formulates/chooses a clear and focused research question and explains its relevance

    ii. formulates and effectively follows a consistent action plan to investigate a research question

    iii. uses methods to collect and record appropriate and varied relevant information

    iv. with guidance, provides a detailed evaluation of the research process and results.

     

     

    Criterion C: Communicating Year 3

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

    The student does not reach a standard by any of the descriptors below.

    1-2

    The student:

    i. communicates information and ideas in a way that is not always appropriate to the audience and purpose

    ii. organizes information and ideas in a limited way

    iii. lists sources of information inconsistently.

     

    3-4

    The student:

    i.communicates information and ideas in a way that is somewhat appropriate to the audience and purpose

    ii. somewhat organizes information and ideas

    iii. creates an adequate reference list and sometimes cites sources.

     

    5-6

    The student:
    i. communicates information and ideas in a way that is mostly appropriate to the audience and purpose

    ii. mostly structures information and ideas according to the task instructions

    iii. creates an adequate reference list and usually cites sources.

     

    7-8

    The student:
    i. communicates information and ideas in  way that is completely appropriate to the audience and purpose

    Ii. structures information and ideas  completely according to the task instructions

    iii. creates a complete reference list and always cites sources.

     

     

    Criterion D: Thinking Critically Year 3

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

    The student does not reach a standard by any of the descriptors below.

    1-2

    The student:

    i. begins to analyse concepts, models, visual representation and/or theories in a limited way

    ii. begins to identify connections between information to make simple arguments

    iii. recognizes the origin and purpose of few sources/data as well as nominal value and limitations of sources/data

    iv. identifies different perspectives.

     

    3-4

    The student:

    i. completes a simple analysis of concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories

    ii. summarizes information to make some adequate arguments

    iii. analyses sources/data in terms of origin and purpose, recognizing some value and limitations

    iv. recognizes different perspectives and suggests some of their implications.

     

    5-6

    The student:
    i. completes a suitable analysis of concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories

    ii. summarizes information in order to make usually valid arguments

    iii. analyses sources/data in terms of origin and purpose, usually recognizing value and limitations

    iv. clearly recognizes different perspectives and describes most of their implications

     

    7-8

    The student:
    i. completes a detailed analysis of concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories

    ii. summarizes information to make consistent, well-supported arguments

    iii. effectively analyses a range of sources/data in terms of origin and purpose, consistently recognizing value and limitations

    iv. clearly recognizes different perspectives and consistently explains their implications.

     

     

     

     

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