MYP 9 and 10

Assessment in MYP


During the course of year 10 the students (yes you!) will be assessed on the myp criteria on several occasions.

It is envisaged that each criterion will be assessed at lease twice per term.

Criterion A: Knowledge and understanding

At the end of year 5, students should be able to:

  • i. explain scientific knowledge
  • ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems set in familiar and unfamiliar situations
  • iii. analyse and evaluate information to make scientifically supported judgments.
Level   Descriptors
0 The student is able to: The student does not reach a standard identified by any of the descriptors below.
1-2
  • i. state scientific knowledge
  • ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to suggest solutions to problems set in familiar situations
  • iii. interpret information to make judgments.
3-4
  • i. outline scientific knowledge
  • ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems set in familiar situations
  • iii. interpret information to make scientifically supported judgments.
5-6
  • i. describe 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. analyse information to make scientifically supported judgments.
7-8
  • i. explain scientific knowledge
  • ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems set in familiar and unfamiliar situations
  • iii. analyse and evaluate information to make scientifically supported judgments.

Criterion B: Inquiring and designing Maximum: 8

At the end of year 5, students should be able to:

  • i. explain a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
  • ii. formulate a testable hypothesis and explain it using scientific reasoning
  • iii. explain how to manipulate the variables, and explain how data will be collected
  • iv. design scientific investigations.
Level   Descriptors
0 The student is able to: The student does not reach a standard identified by any of the descriptors below.
1-2
  • i. state a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
  • ii. outline a testable hypothesis
  • iii. outline the variables
  • iv. design a method, with limited success.
3-4
  • i. outline a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
  • ii. formulate a testable hypothesis using scientific reasoning
  • iii. outline how to manipulate the variables, and outline how relevant data will be collected
  • iv. design a safe method in which he or she selects materials and equipment.
5-6
  • i. describe a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
  • ii. formulate and explain a testable hypothesis using scientific reasoning
  • iii. describe how to manipulate the variables, and describe 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
  • i. explain a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
  • ii. formulate and explain a testable hypothesis using correct scientific reasoning
  • iii. explain how to manipulate the variables, and explain 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 - Maximum: 8

At the end of year 5, students should be able to:

  • i. present collected and transformed data
  • ii. interpret data and explain results using scientific reasoning
  • iii. evaluate the validity of a hypothesis based on the outcome of the scientific investigation
  • iv. evaluate the validity of the method
  • v. explain improvements or extensions to the method.
Level   Descriptors
0 The student is able to: The student does not reach a standard identified by any of the descriptors below.
1-2
  • i. collect and present data in numerical and/or visual forms
  • ii. accurately interpret data
  • 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.
3-4
  • i. correctly collect and present data in numerical and/or visual forms
  • ii. accurately interpret data and explain results
  • 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.
5-6
  • i. correctly collect, organize and present data in numerical and/or visual forms
  • ii. accurately interpret data and explain results using 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.
7-8
  • i. correctly collect, organize, transform and present data in numerical and/or visual forms
  • ii. accurately interpret data and explain results using correct scientific reasoning
  • iii. evaluate the validity of a hypothesis based on the outcome of a scientific investigation
  • iv. evaluate the validity of the method based on the outcome of a scientific investigation
  • v. explain improvements or extensions to the method that would benefit the scientific investigation.

Criterion D: Reflecting on the impacts of science - Maximum: 8

At the end of year 5, students should be able to:

  • i. explain the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or issue
  • ii. discuss and evaluate the various implications of using science and its application to solve a specific problem or issue
  • iii. apply scientific language effectively
  • iv. document the work of others and sources of information used.
Level   Descriptors
0 The student is able to: The student does not reach a standard identified by any of the descriptors below.
1-2
  • 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. apply scientific language to communicate understanding but does so with limited success iv. document sources, with limited success.
3-4
  • 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. sometimes apply scientific language to communicate understanding
  • iv. sometimes document sources correctly.
5-6
  • i. describe the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or issue
  • ii. discuss 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
  • i. explain the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or issue
  • ii. discuss and evaluate 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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