What do students actually have to produce for this project?

There are four main components to the personal project:

The Process Journal is where students document their work as they do it. In their process journal, they should record their ideas, planning, discussions, clippings of readings and concepts, photographs, diary excerpts, meeting schedules and outcomes with their supervisor – whatever they do that is part of the process should be kept in this document.

The Product is the actual project students produce. It is how they show other people what they have investigated. They need to have some way of showing what they produced or achieved for their goal. This might be an actual product (model, electronic article, artwork), or it might be visuals of the outcome (such as photographs of an event they organized).

The Paper is a technical report students produce following the completion of their project. It is a detailed analysis of their entire project and the process of development. It explains how, why, and what they did, in a well-structured and organized manner.

The Presentation is a display of students’ projects, along with a 3-4 minute oral explanation. Students must come up with a way of visually presenting their project (think about tri-folds, photographs, models, etc.) and students must prepare a brief talk about their goals and process. *

*This presentation/exhibition will take place in March 10th, 2022.

Maximum Length of Student Submission

Document File Types: .doc, .pdf. rtf

Recording File Types: .mp3, .m4a., .mp4, .mov, .m4v

  • 15 pages, No recording

  • 14 pages, 1 minute recording

  • 13 pages, 2 minutes recording

  • 12 pages, 3 minutes recording

  • 11 pages, 4 minutes recording

  • 10 pages, 5 minutes recording

  • 9 pages, 6 minutes recording

  • 8 pages, 7 minutes recording

  • 7 pages, 8 minutes recording

  • 6 pages, 9 minutes recording


  • Written work should be 11 point font size

  • One inch margins

  • Visuals need to be clearly visual

  • Audio and video must be recorded and submitted in real time

  • Visual aids may be used to support spoken reports. However, evidence and examples presented in the visual aids should be submitted as documents.

  • Visual aids presented only in video format will not be considered for assessment.

  • The bibliography is uploaded separately and is not included in the page limit.

  • DO NOT include a title page; if included, it will count towards the page limit.


Project is assessed and internally standardized by the supervisors

IB will require so many projects to check how closely they meet the standards

Assessment Criteria & Rubric

24 marks

Criterion A: Planning, 8 marks

Criterion B: Applying Skills, 8 marks

Criterion C: Reflecting, 8 marks

One page rubric of personal project (assessed by supervisor)

Detailed rubric of personal project (assessed by supervisor)

Student Learning Objectives

Rubric assessed by Mrs. MacFarland for the Student Learning Objectives

Grade Boundaries

Grade Boundaries for the new rubric will not be issued until after August 2022. However, Meridian School does have a conversion scale for 24 marks for MYP that we can use as a guide for grade boundaries.

MYP Conversion Scale for 24 Marks