IB Middle Years Programme

Modified Assessment Criteria for Humanities 7th Grade

Criterion A: Knowledge and Understanding

Achievement Level

Descriptor

0

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

1-2

The student:

recognizes some humanities vocabulary.

shows basic knowledge and understanding of facts and ideas through some descriptions and/or examples.

3-4

The student:

uses some humanities vocabulary.

shows knowledge and understanding of facts and ideas through simple descriptions, explanations and examples.

5-6

The student:

uses relevant humanities vocabulary often accurately.

shows good knowledge and understanding of facts and ideas through descriptions, explanations and examples.

7-8

The student:

uses relevant humanities terminology accurately.

shows detailed knowledge and understanding of facts and ideas through descriptions, explanations and examples.

 

Criterion B: Investigating

 

Achievement Level

Descriptor

0

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

1-2

The student:

chooses a question to research.

makes a limited attempt to follow a simple plan to answer a research question.

makes a limited attempt to collect and record information.

makes a limited attempt to answer the research question.

3-4

The student:

chooses a question to research.

partially follows a simple plan to answer a research question.

uses a method or methods to collect and record some information in line with the question.

partially answers the question.

5-6

The student:

develops a question to research.

satisfactorily follows a simple plan to answer a research question.

uses methods to collect and record appropriate information in line with the research question.

satisfactorily answers the question.

7-8

The student:

develops a strong question to research.

follows a simple plan completely to answer a research question.

uses methods accurately to collect and record appropriate information in line with the research question 

completely answers the question.

 

Criterion C: Thinking Critically

Achievement Level

Descriptor

0

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

1-2

The student:

makes a limited attempt to identify the main points of ideas, events, issues or arguments.

identifies the origin and purpose of some sources.

identifies some different views.

makes connections between information to give limited opinions.

3-4

The student:

identifies some main points of ideas, events, issues or arguments.

identifies the origin and purpose of sources.

identifies some different views and suggests some implications of these.

makes connections between information to give simple opinions.

5-6

The student:

identifies the main points of ideas, events, issues or arguments.

recognizes the origin and purpose of sources.

identifies different views and their implications.

makes connections between information to give opinions.

7-8

The student:

identifies in detail the main points of ideas, events, issues or arguments.

analyses a range of sources in terms of origin and purpose.

clearly identifies different views and their implications.

makes connections between information to give a relevant opinion.



Criterion D: Communicating

Achievement Level

Descriptor

0

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

1-2

The student:

tries in a limited way to communicate information in a way that is clear to others.

tries in a limited way to organize information and ideas according to the task instructions.

makes a limited attempt to list sources of information following the task instructions.

3-4

The student:

communicates information and ideas in a way that is sometimes clear to others.

organizes information sometimes in the order needed for the task.

includes a list of sources of information that sometimes follows the task instructions.

5-6

The student:

communicates information and ideas in a way that is often clear to others.

organizes information often in the order needed for the task.

creates a list of the sources of information that often follows the task instructions.

7-8

The student:

communicates information and ideas in a way that is clear to others.

organizes information completely in the order needed for the task.

creates a list of sources of information that follows the task instructions.