Students will be given 10 days notice in preparation for each assessment. Assessments will occur on“assessment days;” these days set aside for assessments so that students are better able to appropriately plan their study schedule.
Summative Assessments- Each summative assessment taken will act as one grade in your average over the semester. These are tests that are similar to what you would see on typical IB Final Exam and will follow IB Exam conditions (ex. Time allotted, etc.) There will be several summative assessments over the semester however, year-to-year the number per semester varies due to the calendar/ schedule changes making it hard to gauge how many will be given semester to semester. You are more than likely to see one every 3-4 weeks.
Formative Assessments- These are pieces of work that will be graded however, the formative grades will be averaged together for the semester and be counted as ONE summative grade. (Formative Assessments may come as small quizzes to check for understanding, as drafts for Internal Assessment pieces, etc.) These will typically be in between summative assessments.
Formative checks- These are pieces of work that will be input into Veracross as either Complete/ Incomplete/ Not Turned In. They are classwork/ homework assignments that are meant to guide you to success on Summative/ Formative Assessments.
End of the Year Exam- This will be weighted a little differently and will be explained to you in class. It will be as close to IB Exam conditions.
All work will be assessed using the IB Economics’ rubrics, which can be found in the IB Couse Syllabus. (Ex. Paper 1 Part A and Part B rubrics) The grade given will then be scaled to an IB 1-7 grade.
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