• International Baccalaureate Rubrics

     - Language & Literature - 

     

    Year 1 Rubrics: 

     

    Criterion A: Analysing Year 1

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

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

    1-2

    The student:

    i. provides minimal identification and comment upon significant aspects of texts

    ii. provides minimal identification and comment upon the creator’s choices

    iii. rarely justifies opinions and ideas with examples or explanations; uses little or no terminology

    iv. identifies few similarities and differences in features within and between texts.

     

    3-4

    The student:

    i. provides adequate identification and comment upon significant aspects of texts

    ii. provides adequate identification and comment upon the creator’s choices

    iii. justifies opinions and ideas with some examples and explanations, though this may not be consistent; uses some terminology

    iv. identifies some similarities and differences in features within and between texts

     

    5-6

    The student:
    i. provides substantial identification and comment upon significant aspects of texts

    ii. provides substantial identification and comment upon the creator’s choices

    iii. sufficiently justifies opinions and ideas with examples and explanations; uses accurate terminology

    iv. describes some similarities and differences in features within and between texts.

     

    7-8

    The student:
    i. provides perceptive identification and comment upon significant aspects of texts

    ii. provides perceptive identification and comment upon the creator’s choices

    iii. gives detailed justification of opinions and ideas with a range of examples, and thorough explanations; uses accurate terminology

    iv. compares and contrasts features within and between texts.

     

     

    Criterion B: Organizing Year 1

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

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

    1-2

    The student:


    i. makes minimal use of organizational structures, though these may not always serve the context and intention


    ii. organizes opinions and ideas with a minimal degree of logic


    iii. makes minimal use of referencing and formatting tools to create a presentation style that may not always be suitable to the context and intention.

     

    3-4

    The student:


    i. makes adequate use of organizational structures that serve the context and intention


    ii. organizes opinions and ideas with some degree of logic


    iii. makes adequate use of referencing and formatting tools to create a presentation style suitable to the context and intention.

     

    5-6

    The student:


    i. makes competent use of organizational structures that serve the context and intention


    ii. organizes opinions and ideas in a logical manner, with ideas building on each other


    iii. makes competent use of referencing and formatting tools to create a presentation style suitable to the context and intention.

     

    7-8

    The student:


    i. makes sophisticated use of organizational structures that serve the
    context and intention effectively


    ii. effectively organizes opinions and ideas in a logical manner with ideas
    building on each other in a sophisticated way


    iii. makes excellent use of referencing and formatting tools to create an effective presentation style.

     

     

    Criterion C: Producing Text Year 1

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

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

    1-2

    The student:


    i. produces texts that demonstrate limited personal engagement with the creative process; demonstrates a limited degree of thought or imagination and minimal exploration of new perspectives and ideas


    ii. makes minimal stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating limited awareness of impact on an audience


    iii. selects few relevant details and examples to support ideas.

     

    3-4

    The student:


    i. produces texts that demonstrate adequate personal engagement with the creative process; demonstrates some thought or imagination and some exploration of new perspectives and ideas


    ii. makes some stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating some awareness of impact on an audience


    iii. selects some relevant details and examples to support ideas.

     

    5-6

    The student:


    i. produces texts that demonstrate considerable personal engagement with the creative process; demonstrates considerable thought or imagination and substantial exploration of new perspectives and ideas


    ii. makes thoughtful stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating good awareness of impact on an audience


    iii. selects sufficient relevant details and examples to support ideas.

     

    7-8

    The student:


    i. produces texts that demonstrate a high degree of personal engagement with the creative process; demonstrates a high degree of thought or imagination and perceptive exploration of new perspectives and ideas


    ii. makes perceptive stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating clear awareness of impact on an audience


    iii. selects extensive relevant details and examples to support ideas.

     

     

    Criterion D: Using Language Year 1

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

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

    1-2

    The student:


    i. uses a limited range of appropriate vocabulary and forms of expression


    ii. writes and speaks in an inappropriate register and style that do not serve the context and intention


    iii. uses grammar, syntax and punctuation with limited accuracy; errors often hinder communication


    iv. spells/writes and pronounces with limited accuracy; errors often hinder communication


    v. makes limited and/or inappropriate use of non-verbal communication techniques.

     

    3-4

    The student:

    i. uses an adequate range of appropriate vocabulary, sentence structures and forms of expression


    ii. sometimes writes and speaks in a register and style that serve the context and intention


    iii. uses grammar, syntax and punctuation with some degree of accuracy; errors sometimes hinder communication


    iv. spells/writes and pronounces with some degree of accuracy; errors sometimes hinder communication


    v. makes some use of appropriate non-verbal communication techniques.

     

    5-6

    The student:


    i. uses a varied range of appropriate vocabulary, sentence structures and
    forms of expression competently


    ii. writes and speaks competently in a register and style that serve the
    context and intention


    iii. uses grammar, syntax and punctuation with a considerable degree of accuracy; errors do not hinder effective communication


    iv. spells/writes and pronounces with a considerable degree of accuracy;
    errors do not hinder effective communication


    v. makes sufficient use of appropriate non-verbal communication techniques.

     

    7-8

    The student:


    i. effectively uses a range of appropriate vocabulary, sentence structures and forms of expression


    ii. writes and speaks in a consistently appropriate register and style that serve the context and intention


    iii. uses grammar, syntax and punctuation with a high degree of accuracy; errors are minor and communication is effective


    iv. spells/writes and pronounces with a high degree of accuracy; errors are minor and communication is effective


    v. makes effective use of appropriate non-verbal communication techniques.

     

     

    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: Analysing Year 3

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

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

    1-2

    The student:


    i. provides minimal identification or explanation of the content, context, language, structure, technique and style, and does not explain the relationship among texts


    ii. provides minimal identification and explanation of the effects of the creator’s choices on an audience


    iii. rarely justifies opinions and ideas with examples or explanations; uses little or no terminology


    iv. interprets few similarities and differences in features within and between genres and texts.

     

    3-4

    The student:


    i. provides adequate identification and explanation of the content, context, language, structure, technique and style, and some explanation of the relationship among texts


    ii. provides adequate identification and explanation of the effects of the creator’s choices on an audience


    iii. justifies opinions and ideas with some examples and explanations, though this may not be consistent; uses some terminology


    iv. interprets some similarities and differences in features within and between genres and texts.

     

    5-6

    The student:


    i. provides substantial identification and explanation of the content, context, language, structure, technique and style, and explains the relationship among texts


    ii. provides substantial identification and explanation of the effects of the creator’s choices on an audience


    iii. sufficiently justifies opinions and ideas with examples and explanations; uses accurate terminology


    iv. competently interprets similarities and differences in features within and between genres and texts.

     

    7-8

    The student:


    i. provides perceptive identification and explanation of the content, context, language, structure, technique and style, and explains the relationship among texts thoroughly


    ii. provides perceptive identification and explanation of the effects of the creator’s choices on an audience


    iii. gives detailed justification of opinions and ideas with a range of examples, and thorough explanations; uses accurate terminology


    iv. perceptively compares and contrasts features within and between genres and texts.

     

     

    Criterion B: Organizing 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 minimal use of organizational structures though these may not always serve the context and intention


    ii. organizes opinions and ideas with a minimal degree of coherence and logic


    iii. makes minimal use of referencing and formatting tools to create a presentation style suitable to the context and intention.

     

    3-4

    The student:


    i. makes adequate use of organizational structures that serve the context and intention


    ii. organizes opinions and ideas with some degree of coherence and logic


    iii. makes adequate use of referencing and formatting tools to create a presentation style suitable to the context and intention.

     

    5-6

    The student:


    i. makes competent use of organizational structures that serve the context and intention


    ii. organizes opinions and ideas in a coherent and logical manner with ideas building on each other


    iii. makes competent use of referencing and formatting tools to create a presentation style suitable to the context and intention.

     

    7-8

    The student:


    i. makes sophisticated use of organizational structures that serve the context and intention effectively


    ii. effectively organizes opinions and ideas in a coherent and logical manner with ideas building on each other in a sophisticated way


    iii. makes excellent use of referencing and formatting tools to create an effective presentation style.

     

     

    Criterion C: Producing Text Year 3

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

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

    1-2

    The student:


    i. produces text that demonstrates limited personal engagement with the creative process; demonstrates a limited degree of insight, imagination and sensitivity and minimal exploration of, and critical reflection on, new perspectives and ideas

    ii. makes minimal stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating limited awareness of impact on an audience

    iii. selects few relevant details and examples to develop ideas.

     

    3-4

    The student:


    i. produces text that demonstrates adequate personal engagement with the creative process; demonstrates some insight, imagination and sensitivity and some exploration of, and critical reflection on, new perspectives and ideas

    ii. makes some stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating adequate awareness of impact on an audience

    iii. selects some relevant details and examples to develop ideas..

     

    5-6

    The student:


    i. produces text that demonstrates considerable personal engagement with the creative process; demonstrates a considerable insight, imagination and sensitivity and substantial exploration of, and critical reflection on, new perspectives and ideas

    ii. makes thoughtful stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating good awareness of impact on an audience

    iii. selects sufficient relevant details and examples to develop ideas.

     

    7-8

    The student:


    i. produces text that demonstrates a high degree of personal engagement with the creative process; demonstrates a high degree of insight, imagination and sensitivity and perceptive exploration of, and critical reflection on, new perspectives and ideas

    ii. makes perceptive stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating good awareness of impact on an audience

    iii. selects extensive relevant details and examples to develop ideas with precision.

     

     

    Criterion D: Using Language Year 3

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

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

    1-2

    The student:


    i. uses a limited range of appropriate vocabulary and forms of expression


    ii. writes and speaks in an inappropriate register and style that do not serve the context and intention


    iii. uses grammar, syntax and punctuation with limited accuracy; errors often hinder communication


    iv. spells/writes and pronounces with limited accuracy; errors often hinder communication


    v. makes limited and/or inappropriate use of non-verbal communication techniques.

     

    3-4

    The student:


    i. uses an adequate range of appropriate vocabulary, sentence structures and forms of expression


    ii. sometimes writes and speaks in a register and style that serve the context and intention


    iii. uses grammar, syntax and punctuation with some degree of accuracy; errors sometimes hinder communication


    iv. spells/writes and pronounces with some degree of accuracy; errors sometimes hinder communication


    v. makes some use of appropriate non-verbal communication techniques.

     

    5-6

    The student:


    i. uses a varied range of appropriate vocabulary, sentence structures and
    forms of expression competently


    ii. writes and speaks competently in a register and style that serve the
    context and intention


    iii. uses grammar, syntax and punctuation with a considerable degree of accuracy; errors do not hinder effective communication


    iv. spells/writes and pronounces with a considerable degree of accuracy;
    errors do not hinder effective communication


    v. makes sufficient use of appropriate non-verbal communication techniques.

     

    7-8

    The student:


    i. effectively uses a varied range of appropriate vocabulary, sentence structures and forms of expression


    ii. writes and speaks in a consistently appropriate register and style that serve the context and intention


    iii. uses grammar, syntax and punctuation with a high degree of accuracy; errors are minor and communication is effective


    iv. spells/writes and pronounces with a high degree of accuracy; errors are minor and communication is effective


    v. makes effective use of appropriate non-verbal communication techniques.

     

     

     

     

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