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Manipulative Skills Assessment

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For the IB Biology course. Self- and teacher- assessment rubric and descriptors to give help in assigning a grade to the Manipulative Skills criterion.

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Manipulative Skills Assessment

  1. 1. Levels/ MarksAspect 1Aspect 2Aspect 3Following instructionsCarrying out techniquesWorking SafelyComplete / 2Follows instructions accurately, adapting to new circumstances (seeking assistance when required).Competent and methodical in the use of a range of techniques and equipment.Pays attention to safety issues.Partial / 1Follows instructions but requires assistance.Usually competent and methodical in the use of a range of techniques and equipment.Usually pays attention to safety issues.Not at all / 0Rarely followsinstructions or requires constant supervision.Rarely competent and methodical in the use a range of techniques and equipment.Rarely pays attention to safety issues.<br />Manipulative SkillsAspect 1: Following InstructionsMS1.1Follows verbal instructions effectivelyMS1.4Evaluates protocols or instructions with regard to the RQ or situation in classMS1.2Follows written instructions effectivelyMS1.5Adapts methods or instructions to account for limitations, challenges or available resourcesMS1.3Follows instructions and guidance of peers in group-work tasksAspect 2: Carrying Out TechniquesMS2.1Identifies and gathers equipment and materials suitable to investigationsMS2.4Pays attention to and can manipulate precision, data logger settings, etc. MS2.2Makes effective and efficient use of lab equipment and of specimensMS2.5Takes steps to ensure reliability of results, including labeling and avoiding contaminationMS2.3Plans investigations to make efficient use of time available and records workMS2.6Seeks and acts upon guidance where needed in order to carry out techniquesAspect 3: Working SafelyMS3.1Follows safety precautions outlined by teacherMS3.4Handles living specimens ethically and with care, returning animals to their habitatMS3.2Takes appropriate precautions when working with chemicalsMS3.5Disposes of expired tissues/ samples safely under the guidance of the teacherMS3.3Handles scientific equipment safely and with respect, including cleaning-upMS3.6Ensures that tests involving human subjects are in line with animal experimentation policy<br />Signed (Student): ______________________________ Date: _________________<br />Teacher’s Assessment<br />Aspect 1: ___ Aspect 2: ____ Aspect 3: ____ MS: ____ /6 Enter into 4PSOW<br />Comment:<br />…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..<br />…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..<br />Signed (teacher): ______________________ Date: ________<br />

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