Lab Reports & Rubrics
Internal Assessment in IB Biology
Important note: these documents are used in my own classes, though are not official IB products. They are shared in good faith, but treat them with caution and due diligence. Teachers must always refer to the most up-to-date advice from the subject guides, subject reports on the OCC and experts in the subject.
Tip: to print your completed rubric, first save as a pdf file- it doesn’t confuse the printers.
This version is submitted by my students:
There is a published set of IA guidance and sample assessed student work on the IB Biology Teachers Support Material page. Occasional updates to the Triple A Learning IB Biology blog also address IA and assessment.
LabWrite is an online tool to help structure good-quality write-ups. Work through the steps of a lab report using this resource and check your report against the checklist and rubrics above. Does it help you work towards those ‘complete’ marks?
Make sure you pay attention to the IB’s:
Download the Turnitin GradeMark QuickMark comment databases that I use here. They correspond to the self-assessment codes in the rubric above, and will only work if your school subscribes to the full Turnitin WriteCycle suite.
- IA Grades (Simple “6 CCC” and “5 PCP” comments in various combinations)
- Academic Honesty & Presentation