Social Studies School Based Assessment Outline
School Based Assessment. This is an evaluation conducted by the school while the social studies course is still in process. Candidates are required to conduct a guided research and document their findings your teacher/ other appropriate persons will guide you throughout the process. You MUST do your own work; it should not be done for you. Punishment will be administered to candidates in which it can be proven that they have plagiarized other persons work. The First draft must be handed in to your teacher NO later than the third week in November this will be corrected and returned. FINAL drafts must be handed in by the FIRST week in February. **WARNING** Do NOT hand in your drafts a few days before the deadline and pressure your teacher to mark and return it immediately to suit your needs. You will not be accommodated except in extraordinary circumstances, speak with your teacher if there is a problem. Be disciplined, MEET YOUR DEADLINES. If you hand in a research that your teacher has never seen before, this may be to your disadvantage and you may not get the marks you deserve.
The S.B.A. is marked out of 40. This values 20% of the total marks. Your report must be between 1000 – 1200 words in length, this should include appropriate graphs and charts . Each task is allotted a certain number of marks. If you miss (omit) a task, the marks cannot be allotted (the SBA is marked for what is present in the document). There are nine (9) tasks:
Task 1 - State a problem in the form of a question.
(Statement of The Problem) Task 2 – Rational
(Reasons for Selecting the Area of Research) Task 3 - State one method you will use to collect data (Method of Investigation) Task 4 - Design an appropriate instrument to collect the data (Instrument used to Collect Data) Task 5 - Describe the procedure you need to collect data (Procedures Used to Collect Data) Task 6 - Present and explain the data in three ways (Presentation and Explanation of Data) Task 7 - Analyze and interpret the data in the form of the question asked in task 1 (Analysis and Interpretation of data)
Task 8 - State three (3) findings
Task 9 - Give two (2) recommendations and suggestion based on your findings (Recommendations and Suggestions)
1. The Research must be collected in order of task, i.e. task 1, task 2 etc… 2 Do NOT Put fancy decorations all over the cover. Marks are not earned for extravagantly decorated folders. Your presentation says much about you, be neat and clean. 3 The following MUST be clearly visible on the outside of your folder:
School Based Assessment
1. Title Page:
The title page comes immediately behind the cover page, it should have only the title in bold type (Font size 14)
This should be brief, acknowledge the contribution of the named persons who contributed to the research NB Do not name buildings books etc…
Table of Contents:
This should be placed after the title page and organized according to tasks 4.
The research must be typed in double spacing on one side of the paper
(letter sized white paper)Black/Blue ink should be used. Preferably black. All pages must be the same size and type; do not use half sheets or a mixture of typing paper and folder leaves. NB: Must be placed in a simple soft backed folder, stapled together with no loose leaves falling out.
The font should be Times New Romans size 12. A smaller font
may be used in a table. All print must be clear and easily read with
no crossing out or anything spilt on the page.
Left margins must be 1.5”; top, right and bottom margins must be
1” (inches) each.
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