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  • 19 Sep Krista Baker
    CS Assessment
    Hello! I was just taking some time to review CS. Was looking in the Teacher Support Material in the PRC. This quote is regarding CS SL and HL generally: "This task gives students the opportunity to elaborate, extrapolate and present a comparative...
  • 19 Sep Heather McReynolds
    The Comparative Study
    Heba, that is fine, the cultural contexts are different. Make sure they compare artworks not artists! ;)
  • 18 Sep Heba Salem
    The Comparative Study
    Hi Heather,Is it ok that one of my students is comparing artists in the same century however, one is from Japan and one is from America? I made it clear to all if for example they choose artists that are from Europe they have to know how does...
  • 18 Sep Heather McReynolds
    Group 6 Grade Descriptors
    Hello Geraldine, Q1: the group 6 rubric is good for a generic assessment but obviously not for the specific components, such as the CS. Q2: correct, formative feedback is different from final assessment. The complete assessment criteria should...
  • 18 Sep Yee Chuan Lim
    PP Asssessment
    Thank you Geraldine :)
  • 17 Sep Geraldine Trueman
    PP Asssessment
    Hi Yee - see above comments - the sources slide is an add-on - it is one extra slide and does not affect the max number of PP work slides.
  • 17 Sep Geraldine Trueman
    Group 6 Grade Descriptors
    Hello Heather I am new to DP VA course and have been setting some of the CS criteria to mark Visual Analysis in Grade 11. Q1: Is this a general consensus across IB schools to use this 'group 6' rubric...? I like it and it is simpler for...
  • 17 Sep Shamsa Mirza
    Recognizing Good Ideas
    This is a very interesting article. Thank you for posting it.
  • 17 Sep Yee Chuan Lim
    PP Asssessment
    Hi Heather, is the sources screen (a Words document file?) need to separate with all the PP or it can be the last screen of PP? Thank you.
  • 16 Sep Shehzia Khan
    Exhibition Assessment
    Thank you Heather !
  • 16 Sep Heather McReynolds
    Exhibition Assessment
    Hi Shezia, it is true , sound is not assessed, see for software try imovie, final cut pro, adobe premiere, or....her iphone! Files for exhibition are individual files not a PDF; for file sizes and types see
  • 15 Sep Shehzia Khan
    Exhibition Assessment
    Hi Heather One of my students wants to create a video. I believe sound is not permitted for this? Also can you kindly guide me on any preferable software she can use, file size and is it a different file to upload for the Exhibition/Process...