IB Rubrics

 Criterion A - One World

6-5

4-32-10Comment
The student can describe ways that science is applied and how it may be used to address a specific problem or issue in local or global community.The student states how science is applied and how it may be used to address a specific problem.The student can give examples and make comments on the ways in which science is applied.The student did not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors. 1. Science Application
The student can describe the helpfulness of science and its application in solving problems or issuesThe student states the helpfulness of science and its application in solving problems or issues.The student can make comments on the effectiveness of science.The student did not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors. 2. Science Effectiveness
Describe how science interacts with some of the following factors: moral, ethical, social, economic, political, cultural and environmental.The students states some interactions that may occur with the following: ethical, moral, social, economic, political, cultural and environmentalThe student can make comments on how science interacts with life, society and the worldThe student did not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors. 3. Science Implications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criterion B - Communication in Science

6-5

4-32-10Comments
The student uses sufficient scientific language correctly.The students use some scientific language correctly.The student uses a limited range of scientific language correctly.The student does not reach the standard described.  1. Scientific Language
The student communicates scientific information effectively.The student communicates scientific information with some effectiveness.The student communicates scientific information with limited effectiveness. The student does not reach the standard described. 2. Communicating Scientific Information (modes and formats) 
When appropriate to task, the student fully documents sources of information correctly. When appropriate to task, the student partially documents sources of information correctly.When appropriate to task, the student make little attempt to document sources. The student does not reach the standard described.   3.Documentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criterion C - Knowledge and Understanding of Science

6-5

4-32-10Comment
The student can recall scientific knowledge and understanding to construct explanation consistent with the difficulty level of subject.The student tries to use scientific knowledge and understanding to construct an explanation but it is below difficulty level of subject.The student recalls some scientific ideas and concepts but is not able to express them in a constructed response.The student does not reach standard described by any descriptors.  1. Remembering Science Information
The student applies scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems in familiar and unfamiliar situationsThe student applies scientific understanding to solve a complex problem in a familiar situation.The student applies scientific understanding to solve a simple problem.The student does not reach standard described by any descriptors.  2. Applying Scientific Information
The student analyzes and evaluates information that is presented by identifying parts, cause/effect, and math equations.  Makes a statement on truthfulness and quality on information. The student attempts to analyze and evaluate information and makes a statement on truthfulness and quality of information.The student states information but does not analyze or evaluate the information.The student does not reach standard described by any descriptors.  3. Analyzing and Evaluating Scientific Information
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criterion D - Scientific Inquiry

  Criterion E - Processing Data

6-5

4-32-10Comment
The student consistently collects and record data using units of measurements as and when appropriateThe student collects and records data using units of measurement as and when appropriateThe student collects some data and attempts to record it in a suitable format The student does not reach standard described by any descriptors.  1. Collect/Record Data using Measurement Units
The student organizes, transforms and present data using numerical (including math calculations) and visual forms (data, graphs, charts)The student organizes, transforms and presents data in numerical and/or visual forms, with few errors or admissionsThe student organizes and presents data using simple numerical or visual forms The student does not reach standard described by any descriptors. 2. Organize, transform and present data using numerical/visual forms
The student consistently states and analyzes data/information to identify trends, patterns, relationships, and use data to show understanding and interpretationThe student states a trend, pattern or relationship shown in the data.The student attempts to identify a trend, pattern or relationship (cause/effect, math equation) in the data The student does not reach standard described by any descriptors.   3. Analyzing and Interpret the data
The student draws conclusions consistent with the analysis and interpretation of the data and that are supported by scientific reasoningThe student draws a conclusion consistent with the interpretation of the data.The student attempts to draw conclusions but is not consistent with the interpretation of the data The student does not reach standard described by any descriptors.  4. Draw conclusions consistent with data and support by scientific reasoning 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Criterion F - Attitudes in Science

6 – 5

4-32-10Criterion/Comments
Students consistently requires little guidance to work safelyStudent requires little guidance to work safelyStudent requires some guidance to work safelyStudent did not reach standard  1.        Safety
Student consistently requires little guidance with using material and equipmentStudent requires little guidance with using materials and equipmentStudent requires some guidance with using materials and equipmentStudent did not reach standard 2.        Equipment Use 
Student consistently work responsibly with regards to the living and non-living environmentStudent requires little reminders to work responsibly with regards to the living and non-living environmentStudent requires some guidance to work responsibly with regards to living and non-living environmentStudent did not reach standard 3.        Personal Responsibility
Student consistently works as a part of a group, student cooperates with othersStudent works as a part of a group, student cooperates with others on most occasionsStudent needs frequent reminders to cooperate with othersStudent did not reach standard 4.        Collaboration