N2023 Group 2
MANDARIN AB INITIO - PROCEDURE for SBCs
- Internal Oral Assessment (IOA) Components
Internal Oral Assessment: 25%.
The IOA will be internally assessed by the teacher. Criteria marks and teacher marking comments will be submitted to the IB. A sample of IOAs will then be externally moderated by the IB.
If your student has accommodations that will be applied to their IOA, please ensure that these have been approved by the IB and shared with School Services via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Individual Oral Assessment Details
Approximately 30 minutes
The individual oral must be scheduled during the final year of the course.
It will consist of one recorded conference per student:
- Supervised preparation (15 minutes): the student receives two visual stimuli, each relating to a different theme from the course, and selects one of the images. The student prepares a presentation on this and can make brief notes using bullet points.
- Part one (approximately 1-2 minutes): the student describes the visual stimulus and relates it to the relevant theme and target culture.
- Part two (approximately 3-4 minutes): follow-up discussion between teacher and student expanding on the information provided in the presentation. All related to the same theme.
- Part three (approximately 3-4 minutes): a general conversation between the teacher and student on at least one additional theme taken from the five themes around which the course is based.
The individual oral must be a spontaneous conversation and it must not be rehearsed.
- Individual Oral Assessment Procedure
Important Note- The individual oral assessment must follow strict IB regulations and Pamoja asks the SBC or another member of school staff to proctor the exam.
- The Internal Assessments will be conducted during Pamoja Weeks 51-54 (July 05 – August 01, 2023). Students must sign-up on the sheet provided by each course teacher in Sharepoint. If none of the possible times are suitable, the student should contact the teacher ASAP to ask to make other arrangements before the end of the sign-up period.
Teachers will set the conference in the platform (Zoom) for each student. If using school-managed computers, SBCs should check that there are no restrictions on accessing the Zoom software. If required, this must be checked with IT support in advance of the IOA.
On the day of the assessment, connect to Zoom Conference IOA OFFICIAL five minutes before the assigned time. If being conducted in school, both the student and SBC must be present during the entire assessment.
- SBCs are responsible for ensuring examination conditions are met and should sit near the student. Provide the students with a headset with a microphone, a pen with some blank paper. Make sure the location being used for the assessment is quiet to ensure a good quality recording.
- Video must be turned on throughout the assessment for the students.
- Detail on the Individual Oral Assessment
At the beginning of the exam, students will be asked to say a disclaimer, authorizing their recording to be shared for assessment purposes- please make sure students know their candidate number. We recommend printing this disclaimer out for the student to read:
I “candidate 123abc” confirm that I am aware that this session is being recorded and that I give permission for this to be stored, transmitted and used for the purposes of assessment as needed for me to fulfil my requirements of the course.
For the IOA Preparation time (15 minutes)
- Students should only have blank paper and a pen. Notes, dictionaries, books, access to the computer (online translator or other sites) or any devices or other material are not allowed.
- The student will be shown two pictures from two different themes and should select one to describe.
- The 15 minutes should be used to take brief notes on what will be said about the picture (reminder- brief notes up to a maximum of 10 bullet points). These notes should be used as reference only and should not be read aloud during the recording.
For the IOA OFFICIAL
- When the 15 minutes’ preparation is up, the teacher will ask the student to hold up their notes so that they can be checked and the teacher will take a screenshot of them. The teacher will then prompt the student to start the description of their chosen picture.
- The student has 1-2 minutes to describe the picture.
- The teacher will then ask questions about the picture and related theme for about 3-4 minutes.
- The teacher will then move onto a general conversation for 3-4 minutes on at least one other theme.
- The questions are designed in such way that the student must use different verb tenses, in particular present, past, future, present progressive, conditional etc.
- The student must make sure to answer to the best of his/her ability in complete sentences and always justify his/her answers by demonstrating their speaking skills in the language.
To end the recording, the teacher will tell the student that they have finished!
- The SBC should scan and email the bullet point notes to their Pamoja teacher.
See instructions on how to find a Pamoja teacher’s email address: https://help.pamojaeducation.com/hc/en-us/articles/4414446900493-SBC-Support-Finding-a-Teacher-s-Email-Address