Assessment in Intermediate Phase Coding and Robotics

  1. Informal or Daily Assessment
  • Continuous collection of learner performance information
  • Methods include quizzes, observations, discussions, practical demonstrations, and more
  • Used for feedback and teaching planning
  1. Formal Assessment
  • Consists of tasks marked and recorded by the teacher for progression and certification
  • Subject to moderation for quality assurance and maintaining standards
  • Examples include tests, examinations, practical tasks, projects, oral presentations, and more
  1. Formal Assessment Requirements for Coding and Robotics
  • School Based Assessment (SBA): accounts for 40% of the learner’s promotion mark
  • Practical Assessment Task (PAT): accounts for 20% of the learner’s promotion mark
  • End of the examination: accounts for 20% of the learner promotion mark
  1. Tests and Examinations
  • Tests in Term 1 and 3 based on suggested minimum criteria, accommodating a range of cognitive levels
  • Examinations in Term 2 and 4 also based on suggested minimum criteria
  • Question papers scrutinized by the head of department and approved by the Coding and Robotics facilitator
  1. Practical Assessment Tasks (PAT)
  • Involves projects and practical exercises completed throughout the year
  • Term 1-3 mini PATs: 60% of Term SBA mark in each term
  • Term 4 PAT: 60% of the Final Mark
  1. Cognitive Levels of Assessment
  • Assessments should cater to a range of cognitive levels and abilities
  • Lower Order (Knowledge): 40%
  • Middle Order (Comprehension and Application): 40%
  • Higher Order (Analysis, Evaluation, and Synthesis): 20%