**
IB Math Studies Project Assessment Criteria**

***from the mathematical studies SL: internal
assessment-teacher support material from the IBO***

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**Criterion A: Introduction**

Achievement level |
Descriptor |

0 | The student does not produce a clear statement of task. |

1 | The student produces a clear statement of the task. |

2 | The student produces a title, a clear statement of the task and a clear description of the plan. |

**Criterion B: Information/measurement**

Achievement level |
Descriptor |

0 | The student does not collect relevant information or generate relevant measurements. |

1 | The student collects relevant information or generates relevant measurements. |

2 | The relevant information collected, or set of measurements generated by the student, is organized in a form appropriate for analysis or is sufficient in both quality and quantity. |

3 | The relevant information collected, or set of measurements generated by the student, is organized in a form appropriate for analysis and is sufficient in both quality and quantity. |

**Criterion C: Mathematical Processes**

Achievement level |
Descriptor |

0 | The student does not attempt to carry out any mathematical processes. |

1 | The student carries out simple mathematical processes. |

2 | The simple mathematical processes are mostly or completely correct, or the student makes an attempt to use at least one sophisticated process. |

3 | The student carries out at least one sophisticated process, and all the processes used are mostly or completely accurate. |

4 | The student carries out at least one sophisticated process; the process used are mostly or completely accurate and all the processes used are relevant. |

5 | The student accurately carries out a number of relevant sophisticated processes. |

**Criterion D: Interpretation of results**

Achievement level |
Descriptor |

0 | The student does not produce any interpretations or conclusions. |

1 | The student produces at least one interpretation or conclusion. |

2 | The student produces at least one interpretation and/or conclusion that is consistent with the mathematical processes used. |

3 | The student produces a comprehensive discussion of interpretations and conclusions that are consistent with the mathematical processes used. |

**Criterion E: Validity**

Achievement level |
Descriptor |

0 | The student does not comment on the mathematical processes used or the interpretations/conclusions made. |

1 | The student has made an attempt to comment on either the mathematical processes used or the interpretations/conclusions made. |

2 | The student has made a serious attempt to comment on both the mathematical processes used and the interpretations/conclusions made. |

**Criterion F: Structure and Communication**

Achievement level |
Descriptor |

0 | The student has made no attempt to structure the project. |

1 | The student has made some attempt to structure the project or has used appropriate notation and terminology. |

2 | The student has made some attempt to structure the project and has used appropriate notation and terminology. |

3 | The student has produced a project that is well structured and communicated in a coherent manner. |

**Criterion G: Commitment**

Achievement level |
Descriptor |

0 | The student showed little or no commitment. |

1 | The student showed satisfactory commitment. |

2 | The student showed full commitment. |