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Personal Project 2017/18: Criterion A: Investigating

Investigating

  • define a clear goal and a global context for the project based on personal interests
  • identify prior learning and subject specific knowledge relevant to the project
  • demonstrate research skills

Assessment criteria: Investigating

Level

MYP Descriptor

Indicator

 

1-2

The student is able to:

  1. state a goal and context for the project, based on personal interests, but this may be limited in depth or accessibility

  2. identify prior learning and subject-specific knowledge, but this may be limited in occurrence or relevance

  3. demonstrate limited research skills.

  • state a goal for the project based on for your interest and ability

  • make limited reference to the global context and/or how the global context relates to the purpose of your project

  • identify limited prior learning and subject-specific knowledge that may be relevant to some areas of the project

  • demonstrate limited research skills throughout the Personal Project

 

3-4

The student is able to:

  1. outline a basic and appropriate goal and context for the project, based on personal interests

  2. identify basic prior learning and subject-specific knowledge that is relevant to some areas of the project

  3. demonstrate adequate research skills

  • outline a basic and appropriate goal for the project appropriate for your interest and ability

  • state the global context and mention how it relates to the purpose of your project

  • identify basic prior learning and subject-specific knowledge that is relevant to some areas of the project

  • demonstrate adequate research skills in the Personal Project

 

5-6

The student is able to:

  1. define a clear and challenging goal and context for the project, based on personal interests

  2. identify prior learning and subject-specific knowledge generally relevant to the project

  3. demonstrate substantial research skills

  • define a clear and challenging goal for the project appropriate for your interest and ability

  • state the global context and explain how it relates to the purpose of your project & guides you in achieving your goal.

  • identify prior learning and subject-specific knowledge that is mostly relevant to the project

  • demonstrate substantial research skills throughout the Personal Project

 

7-8

Students are able to:

  1. defines a clear and highly challenging goal and context for the project, based on personal interests

  2. identify prior learning and subject-specific knowledge that is consistently highly relevant to the project

  3. demonstrate excellent research skills.

  • define a clear and highly challenging goal for the project appropriate for your interest and ability

  • state the global context clearly and specifically explain how it relates to the purpose of your project & guides you in achieving your goal.

  • identify prior  learning and subject-specific knowledge that is highly relevant to the project

  • consistently demonstrate excellent research skills throughout the Personal Project

Tips and Hints

  • annotate your research notes in your process journal
  • record details about your source of information for your bibliography (URL, date of access or title and author etc)
  • explore the ATL page and make sure you are demonstrating excellent research skills
  • discuss your research within the Investigating section of your report

Report checklist: Investigating

Acknowledgement

Material contained in this LibGuide has been sourced from the OCC (Online Curriculum Centre IBO)MYP Projects Guide 2016 and Yokohama International School Personal Project guide.