Grading Guidelines

Grading Guidelines
Content Knowledge grades will be entered once every three weeks.There are four IB Criterion for Individuals and Societies. Each criterion will be assessed twice a semester. Each strand under the criterion will be assessed twice a year.

8th grade CK rubric

Criterion A: 1

Knowing and Understanding


8                    7


6                5


4                3


2               1


The student uses a range of Humanities terminology accurately and appropriately.


The student accurately uses Humanities terminology connected to the topic. T

The student uses some Humanities terminology appropriately.

The student makes a limited attempt to use some  terminology connected to the topic.

Criterion A: 2

Knowing and Understanding


8                    7


6                5


4                3


2               1


The student demonstrates detailed knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through thorough  descriptions, explanations and examples.

The student demonstrates good knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through descriptions, explanations and examples.


The student demonstrates knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through simple descriptions, explanations or examples.


The student demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concepts with some descriptions and/or examples . .


Cr . Criterion B:  1 Investigating

8                    7

6                5

4                3

2               1


The student formulates a clear and focused research question.


The student formulates a clear research question.

The student formulates an adequate research question.

The student formulates a very general research question.

Criterion B:  2 Investigating

8                    7

6                5

4                3

2               1


The student creates and follows a detailed action plan to effectively investigate a research question.

The student satisfactory follows an  action plan to investigate a research question.

The student partially follows an action plan to investigate a research question.

The student makes a limited attempt to follow an action plan to investigate a  question.


Criterion B:  3 Investigating

8                    7

6                5

4                3

2               1


The student uses methods accurately to collect and record appropriate and varied information.


The student uses methods to collect and record appropriate information.


The student uses a method or methods to collect and record some information.

The student collects and records limited information.

Criterion B: 4 Investigating

8                    7

6                5

4                3

2               1


The student’s investigation is in  line with the research question and effectively addresses the research question.

The student’s investigation is in line with the research question and satisfactorily addresses the research question.


The student’s investigation is in line with the research question and partially addresses the research question.


The student’s investigation is not always in line with the research question, and makes a  limited attempt to address the research question.


          

Criterion C: 1  Communicating

8                    7

6                5

4                3

2               1


The student communicates information and ideas  in a style that is completely appropriate to the audience and purpose.

The student communicates information and ideas  in a style that is often appropriate to the audience and purpose.

The student communicates information and ideas  in a style that is sometimes appropriate to the audience and purpose.

The student tries in a limited way to communicate information and ideas  in a style that is appropriate to the audience and purpose.


Criterion C:  2 Communicating

8                    7

6                5

4                3

2               1


The student structures information and ideas completely according to the task instructions.


The student structures information often according to the task instructions.

The student structures information sometimes according to the task instructions. according to the task instructions.


The student tries in a limited way to structures information according to the task instructions.

Criterion C:  3 Communicating

8                    7

6                5

4                3

2               1


The student creates a list of source information according to the task instructions.


The student creates a list of source information often according to the task instructions.


The student creates a list of source information sometimes according to the task instructions.


The student tries in a limited way to create a list of source information according to the task instructions.

Criterion D:  1

Thinking Critically

8                    7

6                5

4                3

2               1


The student completes a detailed analysis of concepts, events, issues, models, or arguments.

The student completes a satisfactory analysis of concepts, events, issues, models, or arguments.

The student completes a simple analysis of concepts, events, issues, models, or arguments.

The student makes a limited attempt to analyze concepts, events, issues, models, or arguments.


Criterion D:  2

Thinking Critically

8                    7

6                5

4                3

2               1


The student effectively makes connections between information to make accurate, well-supported arguments.

The student effectively makes connections between information to make accurate arguments.

The student effectively makes connections between information to make simple arguments.


The student effectively makes connections between information in a limited attempt to make simple arguments.


Criterion D:  3 .

T Thinking Critically

8                    7

6                5

4                3

2               1


The student effectively analyzes and evaluates a range of sources in terms of origin and purpose recognizing  values and limitations.


The student completes a satisfactory analysis of concepts, events, issues, models, or arguments.

The student completes a simple analysis of concepts, events, issues, models, or arguments.

The student makes a limited attempt to analyze concepts, events, issues, models, or arguments.


C . Criterion D:  4

Thinking Critically

8                    7

6                5

4                3

2               1


The student clearly recognizes a range of different perspectives and their implications.

The student recognizes different perspectives and their implications..

The student identifies different perspectives and suggests some of their implications. a

The student identifies different perspectives.

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