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Assessment Grades 0-8 Scale

MYP Science Criterions

MYP Year 1 - Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Achievement Level

Descriptor

0

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

1–2

Does Not Meet the Standard

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

Approaching the Standard

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

4

Meets the Minimum Standards

5–6

Meets the Standard

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

Exceeds the Standard

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

MYP Year 1 - Criterion B: Inquiring and Designing

Achievement Level

Level Descriptor

0

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

1–2

Does Not Meet the Standard

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

Approaching the Standard

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

4

Meets the Minimum Standards

5–6

Meets the Standard

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

Exceeds the Standard

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

MYP Year 1 - Criterion C: Processing and Evaluating

Achievement Level

Level Descriptor

0

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

1–2

Does Not Meet the Standard

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

Approaching the Standard

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

4

Meets the Minimum Standards

5–6

Meets the Standard

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

Exceeds the Standard

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.

MYP Year 1 - Criterion D: Reflecting on the Impacts of Science

Achievement Level

Level Descriptor

0

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

1–2

Does Not Meet the Standard

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

Approaching the Standard

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

4

Meets the Minimum Standards

5–6

Meets the Standard

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

Exceeds the Standard

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

     
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