• IB Rubrics

    - Sciences - 

     

    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 is able to:


    i. select scientific knowledge


    ii. select scientific knowledge and understanding to suggest solutions to problems set in familiar situations


    iii. apply information to make judgments, with limited success.

     

    3-4

    The student is able to:


    i. recall scientific knowledge


    ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to suggest solutions to problems set in familiar situations


    iii. apply information to make judgments.

     

    5-6

    The student is able to:


    i. state scientific knowledge


    ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems set in familiar situations


    iii. apply information to make scientifically supported judgments.

     

    7-8

    The student is able to:


    i. outline scientific knowledge


    ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems set in familiar situations and suggest solutions to problems set in unfamiliar situations


    iii. interpret information to make scientifically supported judgments.

     

     

    Criterion B: Inquiring and Designing Year 1

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

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

    1-2

    The student is able to:


    i. select a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation


    ii. select a testable prediction


    iii. state a variable


    iv. design a method with limited success.

     

    3-4

    The student is able to:


    i. state a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation


    ii. state a testable prediction


    iii. state how to manipulate the variables, and state how data will be collected


    iv. design a safe method in which he or she selects materials and equipment.

     

    5-6

    The student is able to:


    i. state a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation


    ii. outline a testable prediction


    iii. outline how to manipulate the variables, and state how relevant data will be collected


    iv. design a complete and safe method in which he or she selects appropriate materials and equipment.

     

    7-8

    The student is able to:


    i. outline a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation


    ii. outline a testable prediction using scientific reasoning


    iii. outline how to manipulate the variables, and outline how sufficient, relevant data will be collected


    iv. design a logical, complete and safe method in which he or she selects appropriate materials and equipment

     

     

    Criterion C: Processing and Evaluating Year 1

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

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

    1-2

    The student is able to:


    i. collect and present data in numerical and/or visual forms


    ii. interpret data


    iii. state the validity of a prediction based on the outcome of a scientific investigation, with limited success


    iv. state the validity of the method based on the outcome of a scientific investigation, with limited success


    v. state improvements or extensions to the method that would benefit the scientific investigation, with limited success

     

    3-4

    The student is able to:


    i. correctly collect and present data in numerical and/or visual forms


    ii. accurately interpret data and outline results


    iii. state the validity of a prediction based on the outcome of a scientific investigation


    iv. state the validity of the method based on the outcome of a scientific investigation


    v. state improvements or extensions to the method that would benefit the scientific investigation.

     

    5-6

    The student is able to:


    i. correctly collect, organize and present data in numerical and/or visual forms


    ii. accurately interpret data and outline results using scientific reasoning


    iii. outline the validity of a prediction based on the outcome of a scientific investigation


    iv. outline the validity of the method based on the outcome of a scientific investigation


    v. outline improvements or extensions to the method that would benefit the scientific investigation.

     

    7-8

    The student is able to:


    i. correctly collect, organize, transform and present data in numerical and/ or visual forms


    ii. accurately interpret data and outline results using correct scientific reasoning


    iii. discuss the validity of a prediction based on the outcome of a scientific investigation


    iv. discuss the validity of the method based on the outcome of a scientific investigation


    v. describe improvements or extensions to the method that would benefit the scientific investigation.

     

     

    Criterion D: Reflecting on the Impacts of Science Year 1

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

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

    1-2

    The student is able to, with limited success:


    i. state the ways in which science is used to address a specific problem or issue


    ii. state the implications of using science to solve a specific problem or issue, interacting with a factor


    iii. apply scientific language to communicate understanding


    iv. document sources.

     

    3-4

    The student is able to:


    i. state the ways in which science is used to address a specific problem or issue


    ii. state the implications of using science to solve a specific problem or issue, interacting with a factor


    iii. sometimes apply scientific language to communicate understanding


    iv. sometimes document sources correctly.

     

    5-6

    The student is able to:


    i. outline the ways in which science is used to address a specific problem or issue


    ii. outline the implications of using science to solve a specific problem or issue, interacting with a factor


    iii. usually apply scientific language to communicate understanding clearly and precisely


    iv. usually document sources correctly.

     

    7-8

    The student is able to:


    i. summarize the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or issue


    ii. describe and summarize the implications of using science and its application to solve a specific problem or issue, interacting with a factor


    iii. consistently apply scientific language to communicate understanding clearly and precisely


    iv. document sources completely.

     

     

    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 is able to:


    i. recall scientific knowledge


    ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to suggest solutions to problems set in familiar situations


    iii. apply information to make judgments.

     

    3-4

    The student is able to:


    i. state scientific knowledge


    ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems set in familiar situations


    iii. apply information to make scientifically supported judgments.

     

    5-6

    The student is able to:
    i. outline scientific knowledge
    ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems set in familiar situations and suggest solutions to problems set in unfamiliar situations
    iii. interpret information to make scientifically supported judgments.

     

    7-8

    The student is able to:


    i. describe scientific knowledge


    ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems set in familiar and unfamiliar situations


    iii. analyse information to make scientifically supported judgments.

     

     

    Criterion B: Inquiring and Designing Year 3

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

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

    1-2

    The student is able to:


    i. state a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation, with
    limited success


    ii. state a testable hypothesis


    iii. state the variables


    iv. design a method, with limited success.

     

    3-4

    The student is able to:


    i. state a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation


    ii. outline a testable hypothesis using scientific reasoning


    iii. outline how to manipulate the variables, and state how relevant data will be collected


    iv. design a safe method in which he or she selects materials and equipment.

     

    5-6

    The student is able to:


    i. outline a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation


    ii. outline and explain a testable hypothesis using scientific reasoning


    iii. outline how to manipulate the variables, and outline how sufficient, relevant data will be collected


    iv. design a complete and safe method in which he or she selects appropriate materials and equipment.

     

    7-8

    The student is able to:


    i. describe a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation


    ii. outline and explain a testable hypothesis using correct scientific reasoning


    iii. describe how to manipulate the variables, and describe how sufficient, relevant data will be collected


    iv. design a logical, complete and safe method in which he or she selects appropriate materials and equipment.

     

     

    Criterion C: Processing and Evaluating Year 3

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

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

    1-2

    The student is able to:


    i. collect and present data in numerical and/or visual forms


    ii. accurately interpret data


    iii. state the validity of a hypothesis with limited reference to a scientific investigation


    iv. state the validity of the method with limited reference to a scientific investigation


    v. state limited improvements or extensions to the method.

     

    3-4

    The student is able to:


    i. correctly collect and present data in numerical and/or visual forms


    ii. accurately interpret data and describe results


    iii. state the validity of a hypothesis based on the outcome of a scientific investigation


    iv. state the validity of the method based on the outcome of a scientific investigation


    v. state improvements or extensions to the method that would benefit the scientific investigation.

     

    5-6

    The student is able to:


    i. correctly collect, organize and present data in numerical and/or visual forms


    ii. accurately interpret data and describe results using scientific reasoning


    iii. outline the validity of a hypothesis based on the outcome of a scientific
    Investigation


    iv. outline the validity of the method based on the outcome of a scientific investigation


    v. outline improvements or extensions to the method that would benefit the scientific investigation.

     

    7-8

    The student is able to:


    i. correctly collect, organize, transform and present data in numerical and/ or visual forms


    ii. accurately interpret data and describe results using correct scientific reasoning


    iii. discuss the validity of a hypothesis based on the outcome of a scientific investigation


    iv. discuss the validity of the method based on the outcome of a scientific investigation


    v. describe improvements or extensions to the method that would benefit the scientific investigation.

     

     

    Criterion D: Reflecting on the Impacts of Science Year 3

    Achievement Level

    Descriptor

     

    0

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

    1-2

    The student is able to:


    i. state the ways in which science is used to address a specific problem or issue


    ii. state the implications of the use of science to solve a specific problem or issue, interacting with a factor


    iii. apply scientific language to communicate understanding but does so with limited success


    iv. document sources, with limited success.

     

    3-4

    The student is able to:
    i. outline the ways in which science is used to address a specific problem or issue


    ii. outline the implications of using science to solve a specific problem or issue, interacting with a factor


    iii. sometimes apply scientific language to communicate understanding


    iv. sometimes document sources correctly.

     

    5-6

    The student is able to:
    i. summarize the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or issue


    ii. describe the implications of using science and its application to solve a specific problem or issue, interacting with a factor


    iii. usually apply scientific language to communicate understanding clearly and precisely


    iv. usually document sources correctly.

     

    7-8

    The student is able to:


    i. describe the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or issue


    ii. discuss and analyse the implications of using science and its application to solve a specific problem or issue, interacting with a factor


    iii. consistently apply scientific language to communicate understanding clearly and precisely


    iv. document sources completely.

     

     

     

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