Scaled markbands

IB Psychology: Scaled markbands

For both internal and external assessment, as well as for the EE, we will not have any actual mark bands to guide assessment until the first set of EEs (May 2018) or exams (May 2019) is completed.In order to be able to give students feedback and eventually predict grades, below you will find a scaled set of mark bands based on the ones used for the current program. Please note, the Paper II mark bands will most likely...


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Sushmita Chatterjee 24 May 2018 - 08:11

Hi John, may I ask how you arrived at these markbands? I'm quite new to this, was wondering if they're a little low compared to the old curriculum? E.g. 65% for a 7 for Paper 1.

John Crane 25 May 2018 - 05:09

Dear Sushmita

Yes, they are based on the markbands for the last curriculum. They are scaled - that is, if the total marks for the paper has changed, I used the same percentages to determine the most likely number of marks. Since the markbands are not set until the first set of exams are sat, there is no other way to predict what the marks will be.

Sushmita Chatterjee 25 May 2018 - 06:48

Thank you very much


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