Internal Assessment 2018

IB Visual Arts: Internal Assessment 2018

By 10 April/10 October ( southern hemisphere) teachers/coordinators are required to complete the following on IBIS under the IAPG section.Predicted grades from each subject are used to help predict the overall IB grade for each student and are used for University applications as well. You want to try to predict as accurately as possible the overall grade you think your student will recieve for Visual Arts.


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Comments 22

Alice Sipple 22 March 2018 - 08:14

Hi Heather,
This is my first year teaching IB. My DP coordinator told me that IA's are due on April 10th, but the exhibition work is due on the 20th. I am wondering why the IA's would be due before the work? Also confused by what I read above:

"To select a sample of your students work for moderation, choose the "Select the sample" option and IBIS will generate the sample request. If you only have 5 students they will all be selected. Your marked samples will be viewed by a moderator who will decide if your IA marks are "within tolerance" INSIDE TIP: you can cancel the first automatic sample selected and IBIS will generate a different sample, you will need to click accept sample to proceed. You will need to select and submit IA samples on IBIS BEFORE you can upload any IA work to the screens..."

Again, wouldn't the exhibition work need to be uploaded first before completing the IA?

Heather McReynolds 22 March 2018 - 08:18

The IA marks are entered first, for all students... then IBIS selects a sample based on your marks... then you upload only those candidates work...i know, its a confusing method but once youve done it you'll understand

Alice Sipple 22 March 2018 - 10:38

Ah!! Thank you so much for the explanation, Heather.

Anita Guerra Recio 24 March 2018 - 09:55

Hi Heather, In a previous post you mentioned that the "4000 characters" is a mistake and that 400 is more likely. The sample you have provided on this site is more than 400 characters including spaces. Could you please clarify again as mixed messages like these generate confusion and waste time.

Heather McReynolds 26 March 2018 - 09:56

sorry for the confusion Anita, you are right. I now have written confirmation from the IB on the exact number of characters: 2000 including spaces... see additional info they gave on attaching a longer comment

Heather McReynolds 27 March 2018 - 10:30

Here is the clarification from IBO:
IBO has informed me that the teacher comments box on the internal assessment mark entry and sample selection screen is limited to 2000 characters (including spaces). They also specified that if this is insufficient you can add your comment to the "students work" ( I assume the candidate statement?) "The option of adding a teacher comments document will require you to add it to the candidate's work. There should be one file that is uploaded, containing the candidate's work and the teacher's comments attached at the end of the work. Please note that the attached document must be clearly labelled as teacher's comments. This is so that the examiner does not mistake it for the candidate's work. "

Anita Guerra Recio 27 March 2018 - 11:04

Thank you Heather! My comments varied between 500-650 characters so the 2000 character limit is abundant.

Margaret O'Farrell 25 March 2018 - 10:59

Hi Heather could you clarify the character count for the IA comments.. I'm not sure at what point the text would be cut off. At present I'm editing comments to keep them around 400-450 characters.. but if more are permitted it would be a shame not to use the space to justify grades in more depth. Thanks..still raining here..

Heather McReynolds 26 March 2018 - 09:47

Hi Margaret, Ive written to the IB for exact confirmation on character count and as soon as they reply Ill post it! In the meantime, cut and paste your brief comment as you said roughly 400 characters, i think too lengthy is not necessarily beneficial anyway. I hope to get back to you soon. How are your students doing?

Heather McReynolds 27 March 2018 - 10:29

Here is the clarification form IBO:
IBO has informed me that the teacher comments box on the internal assessment mark entry and sample selection screen is limited to 2000 characters (including spaces). They also specified that if this is insufficient you can add your comment to the "students work" ( I assume the candidate statement?) "The option of adding a teacher comments document will require you to add it to the candidate's work. There should be one file that is uploaded, containing the candidate's work and the teacher's comments attached at the end of the work. Please note that the attached document must be clearly labelled as teacher's comments. This is so that the examiner does not mistake it for the candidate's work. "

JIGNYASA PATEL 3 April 2018 - 14:29

Hi Heather,
Just to clarify, when IB asks for a sample, do we need to upload all the exhibition photos along with the CR and the exhibition text?
Thanks

JIGNYASA PATEL 3 April 2018 - 14:38

I meant by the 10th of April

JIGNYASA PATEL 3 April 2018 - 14:55

I am sorry I found the answer.

Ina Isnaedi 9 April 2018 - 09:59

Hi Heather,
Justt making sure. I'm uploading the IA artwork samples and my coordinator showed me on ibis.org that the deadline for IA is April 20th. I thought it is April 10th as you mentioned above? Thank you.

Barbara Birchall 9 April 2018 - 11:38

Hi Heather, I have entered my PG and IA marks onto IBIS and verified them. I can't seem to find a the 'select the sample' button you are referring to. Which screen is it on?

Heather McReynolds 9 April 2018 - 20:03

the sample will be automatically selected once you have entered the IA marks out of 30 for all your students. Then you click "accept sample" or "select new sample"

Sharon Moore 17 April 2018 - 15:50

I cant find the select sample Its not on either of my screens

Heather McReynolds 17 April 2018 - 20:19

Sharon, I advise you see your DP coordinator for any issues on IBIS

Heba Yosri 19 April 2018 - 08:08

Hi Heather,
for the rationale, does the teacher need to write any comment on the candidate work/ document?
or is it only the comment with the mark entry?
thank you

Heather McReynolds 20 April 2018 - 09:49

your teacher comments support your mark entry for each sampled candidate

Sarah Street 5 June 2018 - 07:26

Morning heather, I apologise in advance if there is an obvious answer to this.
Where do on earth do you locate the final submission dates for 2019? My school is requesting that we submit deadline dates for our final exhibition and I have no idea where to locate this, any help would be hugely appreciated. Thank you.

Heather McReynolds 9 June 2018 - 17:37

Hi Sarah, thats because they havent been published yet, but we can probably assume they will remain the same as this year. You can certainly base your internal deadlines around the 2018 dates , allowing plenty of wiggle time ;)


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