Assessment criteria of grade 8 Chemistry

Criterion A: Knowing and understanding

Maximum: 8

At the end of year 3, students should be able to:

  1. describe
    scientific knowledge
  2. apply
    scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems set in familiar
    and unfamiliar situations
  3. analyse
    information to make scientifically supported judgments.

Achievement level

Level descriptor

0

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

1–2

The student is able to:

  1. recall scientific
    knowledge
  2. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to suggest
    solutions
    to problems set in familiar situations
  3. apply information
    to make judgments.

3–4

The student is able to:

  1. state scientific
    knowledge
  2. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve
    problems
    set in familiar situations
  3. apply information
    to make scientifically supported judgments.

5–6

The student is able to:

  1. outline scientific
    knowledge
  2. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve
    problems
    set in familiar situations and suggest solutions to
    problems set in unfamiliar situations
  3. interpret information
    to make scientifically supported judgments.

7–8

The student is able to:

  1. describe scientific
    knowledge
  2. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve
    problems
    set in familiar and unfamiliar situations
  3. analyse information
    to make scientifically supported judgments.

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Criterion B: Inquiring and designing

Maximum: 8

At the end of year 3, students should be able to:

i. ii. iii. iv.

describe a problem or question to be tested by a scientific
investigation
outline a testable hypothesis and explain it using scientific reasoning
describe how to manipulate the variables, and describe how data will be
collected design scientific investigations.

Sciences assessment criteria: Year 3

Achievement level

Level descriptor

0

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

1–2

The student is able to:

  1. state a
    problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation, with

limited success

  1. state a
    testable hypothesis
  2. state the
    variables
  3. design a method, with limited success.

3–4

The student is able to:

  1. state a
    problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
  2. outline a
    testable hypothesis using scientific reasoning
  3. outline how
    to manipulate the variables, and state how relevant data will
    be collected
  4. design a safe method in which he or she selects
    materials and equipment
    .

5–6

The student is able to:

  1. outline a
    problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
  2. outline and explain a testable hypothesis using scientific reasoning
  3. outline how
    to manipulate the variables, and outline how sufficient,
    relevant data
    will be collected
  4. design a complete and safe method in which he
    or she selects appropriate materials and equipment.

7–8

The student is able to:

  1. describe a
    problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
  2. outline and explain a testable hypothesis using correct scientific
    reasoning
  3. describe how
    to manipulate the variables, and describe how sufficient,
    relevant
    data will be collected
  4. design a logical, complete and safe method in
    which he or she selects appropriate materials and equipment.

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Sciences assessment criteria: Year 3

Criterion C: Processing and evaluating

Maximum: 8

At the end of year 3, students should be able to:

  1. present
    collected and transformed data
  2. interpret
    data and describe results using scientific reasoning
  3. discuss
    the validity of a hypothesis based on the outcome of the scientific
    investigation
  4. discuss
    the validity of the method
  5. describe
    improvements or extensions to the method.

Achievement level

Level descriptor

0

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

1–2

The student is able to:

  1. collect and present data in numerical and/or visual forms
  2. accurately interpret data
  3. state the
    validity of a hypothesis with limited reference to a scientific
    investigation
  4. state the
    validity of the method with limited reference to a scientific
    investigation
  5. state limited improvements
    or extensions to the method.

3–4

The student is able to:

  1. correctly collect and present data in numerical and/or visual forms
  2. accurately interpret data and describe results
  3. state the
    validity of a hypothesis based on the outcome of a scientific
    investigation
  4. state the
    validity of the method based on the outcome of a scientific
    investigation
  5. state improvements
    or extensions to the method that would benefit the scientific
    investigation.

5–6

The student is able to:

  1. correctly collect, organize and present data in numerical and/or visual forms
  2. accurately interpret data and describe results using scientific
    reasoning
  3. outline the
    validity of a hypothesis based on the outcome of a scientific

investigation

  1. outline the
    validity of the method based on the outcome of a scientific
    investigation
  2. outline improvements
    or extensions to the method that would benefit the scientific
    investigation.

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Sciences assessment criteria: Year 3

Achievement level

Level descriptor

7–8

The student is able to:

  1. correctly collect, organize, transform and present data in numerical and/ or visual forms
  2. accurately interpret data and describe results using correct
    scientific reasoning
  3. discuss the
    validity of a hypothesis based on the outcome of a scientific
    investigation
  4. discuss the
    validity of the method based on the outcome of a scientific
    investigation
  5. describe improvements
    or extensions to the method that would benefit the scientific investigation.

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Sciences assessment criteria: Year 3

Criterion D: Reflecting on the impacts of
science

Maximum: 8

At the end of year 3, students should be able to:

  1. describe
    the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific
    problem or issue
  2. discuss
    and analyse the various implications of using science and its application
    in solving a specific problem or issue
  3. apply
    scientific language effectively
  4. document
    the work of others and sources of information used.

Achievement level

Level descriptor

0

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

1–2

The student is able to:

  1. state the
    ways in which science is used to address a specific problem or issue
  2. state the
    implications of the use of science to solve a specific problem or issue,
    interacting with a factor
  3. apply scientific
    language to communicate understanding but does so with limited
    success
  4. document sources, with limited success.

3–4

The student is able to:

  1. outline the
    ways in which science is used to address a specific problem or issue
  2. outline the
    implications of using science to solve a specific problem or issue,
    interacting with a factor
  3. sometimes apply scientific
    language to communicate understanding
  4. sometimes document
    sources correctly.

5–6

The student is able to:

  1. summarize the
    ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem
    or issue
  2. describe the
    implications of using science and its application to solve a specific
    problem or issue, interacting with a factor
  3. usually apply scientific
    language to communicate understanding clearly and precisely
  4. usually document
    sources correctly.

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Sciences assessment criteria: Year 3

Achievement level

Level descriptor

7–8

The student is able to:

  1. describe the
    ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem
    or issue
  2. discuss and analyse the implications of using science and its application
    to solve a specific problem or issue, interacting with a factor
  3. consistently apply scientific
    language to communicate understanding clearly and precisely
  4. document sources completely.

This article was written by Anup Sharma

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