Assessment and Feedback Forms

One of the purposes of the Language and Literature website is to make teaching more straightforward for teachers; to ‘save time’, as it were. With this in mind, teachers can access, on this page, a range of blank documents to record assessment and provide feedback for individual students in each of the assessed course components. Feedback sheets – with the exception of the Further Oral Activity, which requires a Reflective Statement - include space for students to record their aims for improvement.

Each form is published in Word (see collapsible boxes) and Pdf formats. Teachers may wish to modify forms published in MS Word to better suit their own practice or teaching situation. Please do so.

Please use the forms judiciously. That is, research on assessment and learning suggests that it may not generally be good practice to numerically grade students on the work they do; written feedback may be better where the intention is to improve student learning over time. Combining numerical grading and written feedback may be no better; students are often instrumental beings, and a numerical grade may distract students from paying attention to written, qualitative feedback. Also, teachers have to be aware of their own teaching circumstance. Not all schools share Internal Assessment marks with students since such marks are subject to a process of moderation.

However, there are times, such as after internal and mock exams, where students do need to be made aware of their progress and teachers need to record such information for reporting purposes and preparing predicted grades. In addition, teachers need to develop an understanding of student development over time if teaching and learning is to be in any sense individualized. The published forms are intended to support these kinds of needs.

Assessment and Feedback Forms

 Paper 1 SL 

Paper 1: Textual Analysis (SL)

Student’s Name:                                              Assessment:                             Date:

Criteria                                     Mark                                         Comments

A. Understanding of the text.

/5

B. Understanding of the use and effects of stylistic features.

/5

C. Organization and development.

/5

D. Language.

/5

Final Mark/Grade:        /20

General Comments (teacher to complete):

Aims for Improvement (student to complete):

 Paper 1 HL 

Paper 1: Comparative Textual Analysis (HL)

Student’s Name:                                              Assessment:                             Date:

Criteria                                     Mark                                         Comments

A. Understanding and comparison of the texts.

/5

B. Understanding of the use and effects of stylistic features.

/5

C. Organization and development.

/5

D. Language.

/5

Final Mark/Grade:        /20

General Comments (teacher to complete):

Aims for Improvement (student to complete):

 Paper 2 SL

Paper 2: Essay (SL)

Student’s Name:                                              Assessment:                             Date:

Criteria                                     Mark                                         Comments

A. Knowledge and understanding.

/5

B. Response to the question.

/5

C. Understanding of the use and effects of stylistic features.

/5

D. Organization and development.

/5

E. Language.

/5

Final Mark/Grade:            /25

General Comments (teacher to complete):

Aims for Improvement (student to complete):

 Paper 2 HL

Paper 2: Essay (HL)

Student’s Name:                                              Assessment:                             Date:

Criteria                                     Mark                                         Comments

A. Knowledge and understanding.

/5

B. Response to the question.

/5

C. Understanding of the use and effects of stylistic features.

/5

D. Organization and development.

/5

E. Language.

/5

Final Mark/Grade:            /25

General Comments (teacher to complete):

Aims for Improvement (student to complete):

 Written Task 1 HL and SL

Written Task 1 (SL and HL): Feedback on First Draft

Student’s Name:                                             

Criteria                                                                                     Comments

A. Rationale.

B. Task and content.

C. Organization.

D. Language and style.

General comments (teacher to complete):

Aims for improvement (student to complete):

 Written Task 2 Critical Response HL only

Written Task 2: Critical Response  (HL Only) - Feedback on First Draft

Student’s Name:                                             

Criteria                                                                                     Comments

A. Outline.

B. Response to the question.

C. Organization and argument.

D. Language and style.

General comments (teacher to complete):

Aims for improvement (student to complete):

 Further Oral Activities

Further Oral Activity (HL and SL)

Student’s Name:                                                          Date:

Part of Course:                                                             Topic/Text:

Type of Activity:

Criteria                                     Mark                                         Comments

A. Knowledge and understanding of the text(s) and subject matter or extract.

/10

B. Understanding of how language is used.

/10

C. Organization.

/5

D. Language.

/5

Final Mark/Grade:        /30

General Comments (teacher to complete):

 Individual Oral Commentary

Individual Oral Commentary (HL and SL)

Student’s Name:                                                          Date:

Text:                                                                            Extract:                                                                       

Criteria                                     Mark                                         Comments

A. Knowledge and understanding of the text or extract.

/10

B. Understanding of the use and effects of literary features.

/10

C. Organization.

/5

D. Language.

/5

Final Mark/Grade:        /30

General Comments (teacher to complete):

Aims for Improvement (student to complete, where the commentary has been completed for training or practice purposes):

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Comments 7

Mohammed Bhuiya 27 November 2017 - 05:43

Where and how can we access past exam papers easily? And when did the specification/syllabus change last (so I don't end up viewing past questions which are not aligned to the current syllabus)? Thanks.

Tim Pruzinsky 27 November 2017 - 23:25

Hi Mohammed,

There isn't an easy place. You have to buy them from the IB or get them from your IB Coordinator. The current course began with first exams in May 2013. And we can't publish them because of copyright.

Best,
Tim

Lucy Masters 8 December 2017 - 00:30

Hi! I'm about to run my final IOCs with my students next week and this is my first time! I've been trying to find some clarification on what they must say at the beginning of their recording - do they need to say their candidate number and/or name? I've heard that it should be anonymous now but I can't find that in black and white! Also - is there an official mark sheet that I need? Again, I can't find anything so I'm assuming I just upload the results and wait for the moderation sample to be requested. Thanks!

Tim Pruzinsky 8 December 2017 - 05:51

Hi Lucy,

For the recording, give no identifying information (school, name, candidate number...). I don't know where this is and it would take me some time to find it - I think it's in the Coordinator's Notes - but know that this is how the IB now works.

I have my students say the course - IB English Language and Literature. I then have them say "Today, I will be analyzing a passage from ______ by ______." And then they start. Obviously, if they have a poem it changes slightly. I do leave the spots blank, so I don't reveal any information I shouldn't. Is this the only way to do it? Nope. But it has worked for me in the past.

As for an "official" mark sheet, there is one, but you only need to use it once you know what samples are being asked for moderation. Until then, just keep your scores and your notes so that you have them for when you need them. Your IB Coordinator will give you the form you need to fill out with the moderation sample.

Good luck next week!

Best,
Tim

Christina Tonoyan 8 January 2018 - 18:39

Dear Tim,
I am confused, would you please clarify!
As I am new in Language and Literature course I would like to know whether it is considered wrong if my students were recorded with their school number and their personal codes. What to do if I have already recorded them? Thanks in advance.
Best,
Christina

David McIntyre 9 January 2018 - 09:04

Hi Christina,

You shouldn't do this. If you have, you shouldn't worry; of the kinds of mistakes that teachers might make, this is hardly significant. and it will not have an impact on the process of moderation.

Kind regards,

David

Christina Tonoyan 9 January 2018 - 19:05

Dear David,
Thanks a lot, Now I am relaxed.


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