Personal Project (IB MYP V)

Personal Project (IB MYP V)

This rubric is part of the IB (International Baccalaureate) Middle Years Program, for year V (Grade 10) Personal Project.

In the final year of the program, each student completes a personal project, a significant piece of work that is the product of the student's own initiative and creativity.*

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This rubric utilizes the following criteria:

  • Use the Process Journal: Demonstrate organizational skills showing time- and self-management; communicate and collaborate with the supervisor; and demonstrate information literacy, thinking and reflection. The section “Completing the personal project” in the Personal Project Guide has guidance concerning the type of evidence that students should include in the process journal.
  • Define the goal: Identify and explain a topic based on personal interest; justify one focus area of interaction as a context for the project; outline a clear, achievable, challenging goal; and create specifications that will be used to evaluate the project’s outcome/product. The specifications for the product/outcome created by the student, in consultation with the project supervisor, are used to evaluate the success of the project. These student-created specifications for their product/outcome link to criterion E, in which the student evaluates his or her outcome/product accurately.
  • Select sources: Select varied, relevant sources to achieve the goal and evaluate sources. Evidence will be seen in the body of the report and the bibliography.
  • Apply information: Students should transfer and apply information to make decisions, create solutions and develop understandings in connection with the project’s goal. Students interpret the information from sources they have researched and selected. By thinking about the information, students develop a broader context for their inquiry; identify questions and issues for their project and solve problems. Students may have researched information relating to techniques, which can be discussed in the context of this objective.
  • Achieve the goal: Students should evaluate the outcome/product against their own specifications for success. It is crucial that the specifications are developed by the student before completing the project. The student must discuss any changes in the specifications that took place during the process in his or her report. Where a student does not complete the outcome/product because of factors outside of his or her control, this criterion applies to the stage that the project reached.
  • Reflect on learning: Reflect on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic and the focus area of interaction; and reflect on how they have developed as a learner by completing the project. This criterion addresses the quality of ideas expressed not the quality of language used.
  • Report the project: Organize the project report according to the required structure; communicate clearly, coherently and concisely, within required limits; acknowledge sources according to recognized conventions. This criterion will include judgments about presentation, writing (or speaking) conventions, mechanics, grammar, word choice, voice, audience, for example.

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Gil Anspacher Submitted by:
Gil Anspacher, Technology Coordinator & MYP Technology Teacher
Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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