Scoring and Rubric

Your IA is scored out of 24 points, divided into 5 categories.   A detailed rubric with scoring guidelines is accessible via the button to the left and a summary is presented below:

Personal Engagement (2 points):  This criterion assesses the extent to which the student engages with the exploration and makes it his or her own. Personal engagement may be recognized in different attributes and skills. These could include addressing personal interests or showing evidence of independent thinking, creativity or initiative in the designing, implementation or presentation of the investigation.

 

Exploration (6 points):  This criterion assesses the extent to which the student establishes the scientific context for the work, states a clear and focused research question and uses concepts and techniques appropriate to Diploma Programme level. Where appropriate, this criterion also assesses awareness of safety, environmental and ethical considerations.

 

Analysis (6 points):  This criterion assesses the extent to which the student’s report provides evidence that the student has selected, recorded, processed and interpreted the data in ways that are relevant to the research question and can support a conclusion.

 

Evaluation (6 points):  This criterion assesses the extent to which the student’s report provides evidence of evaluation of the investigation and the results with regard to the research question and the accepted scientific context.

 

Communication (4 points):  This criterion assesses whether the investigation is presented and reported in a way that supports effective communication of the focus, process and outcomes.

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