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  1. 1. Social Studies School Based Assessment OutlineSchool Based Assessment. This is an evaluation conducted by the school while the social studiescourse is still in process. Candidates are required to conduct a guided research and document theirfindings your teacher/ other appropriate persons will guide you throughout the process. You MUST doyour own work; it should not be done for you. Punishment will be administered to candidates in whichit can be proven that they have plagiarized other persons work. The First draft must be handed in toyour teacher NO later than the third week in November this will be corrected and returned. FINALdrafts 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 yourteacher to mark and return it immediately to suit your needs. You will not be accommodatedexcept in extraordinary circumstances, speak with your teacher if there is a problem. Bedisciplined, MEET YOUR DEADLINES. If you hand in a research that your teacher has neverseen before, this may be to your disadvantage and you may not get the marks you deserve. TasksThe S.B.A. is marked out of 40. This values 20% of the total marks. Your report must bebetween 1000 – 1200 words in length, this should include appropriate graphs and charts . Eachtask 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) 1
  2. 2. 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 (Findings)Task 9 - Give two (2) recommendations and suggestion based on your findings (Recommendations and Suggestions) Presentation1. 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 AssessmentCandidate’s Name:Subject:School:Candidate #:Centre #:Territory:Teacher:Year:TITLE: 2
  3. 3. 1. Title Page: The title page comes immediately behind the cover page, it should have only the title in bold type (Font size 14)2. Acknowledgement: This should be brief, acknowledge the contribution of the named persons who contributed to the research NB Do not name buildings books etc…3. Table of Contents: This should be placed after the title page and organized according to tasks4. The Research 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.1 Typing: 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.2. Margins: Left margins must be 1.5”; top, right and bottom margins must be 1” (inches) each. 3
  4. 4. The ResearchTask 1 – STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMSelect a problem that affects the individual. The problem must be written in the form of aquestion drawn from section A, B or C of the syllabus. It may be based on social or economicprocessed, situations or problems in your school or immediate community. Topic must bespecific, i.e. target a specific group in a specific area.Example: Topic – Social Problems caused by insane persons.If you chose the above topic, you need to now take this topic and construct a problem statementworded in such a way that you can go find answers for the question. So for the statement of theproblem it could be: What are some of the social problems caused by insane persons in my community?OR How does the presence of insane persons on the street contribute to social problems in the lives of citizens in the community of Stadium Gardens?Research Questions/Aims:The research questions/aims are three broad questions which are supposed to guide youthroughout the research. In collecting your data use them as guides. These are the questions youwill be trying to answer when the research is competed these questions must be answered. Theresearch questions should be placed below your statement of the problem and focus on the cause,the effect and the solution/recommendations.Example: Task 1 Statement of the ProblemHow does the presence of insane persons on the street in the Stadium Gardens communitycontribute to social problems for residents? 4
  5. 5. Research Questions1. What are some of the social problems caused by insane persons? (Cause)2. How does the problem impact the lives of residents? (Effect)3. What can be done to correct this problem? (Solution) Task 2 Rationale (Reasons for selecting the Area of Research)In this section you must write a short paragraph explaining how you became aware of thisproblem and the reason for doing the research you hope to reveal in the research (in about 5 – 6sentences) Task 3 Method of InvestigationState one method that you will use to collect the data for the research and justify/give twoadvantaged of the method chosen. You can use questionnaires, interviews observation and othertext/non-text material. Task 4 Instrument Used to Collect DataDesign your instrument it should be relevant for the topic chosen. If it is a:Questionnaire – Construct a questionnaireInterview – Questions you will ask in the interviewObservation – Observation checklist etc… 5
  6. 6. Task 5 Procedure Used to Collect DataDescribe how you chose your you sample location, # of persons in the sample, their gender, agegroup, civil status etc... ; how the instrument was given to them how they returned (if it is aquestionnaire) observation checklist length of interview etc… Task 6 Presentation and Explanation of DataPresent the data in three forms these can be: graphs, charts, tables, pictographs etc… the datamust be a representation of data which is answered in a question . identify the question which thedata represents. White a short sentence below the figure explaining what it is depicting. Eg: Fig.1 is a bar graph showing etc… Task 7 Analysis and Interpretation of DataInterpret the data in terms of the research questions try to give an answer ad build a discussionaround your answer. Draw on your previous presentation in task 6 give credibility to yourdiscussion. Discuss what your findings reveal. Task 8 FindingsWrite three (3) statements/sentences on what you have found from the investigation of theproblem. Task 9 Recommendation and Implementation of StrategyWrite two (2) recommendations that suggest ways to find solution to the problem in task1.Suggest measures as to how you would implement one of the recommendations you / yousuggest. 6
  7. 7. BibliographyList any source you have consulted. Materials should be listed in alphabetical order.Example:Beddoe, B. Bernard. L (et al) Social studies For the Caribbean CXC core limits and optionsHeinemann: Londo, 1996.Glossary (if necessary)Any terms used throughout the research that is not standard English must be explained since aword used in your country might have a different meaning in other parts of the region.Appendix (if necessary)Samples of pamphlets, photographs, newspaper clippings maybe included in this section. Theseshould be dated where possible. *REMEMBER IF YOU DO NOT SUMIT YOUR RESEARCH YOU AUTOMATICALLY FAIL THE EXAM* 7
  8. 8. CHECK LIST Cover page with appropriate informationTitle page. {Title must be bold Font size 14. Nothingelse should be on this page}AcknowledgementTable of ContentsComponents – All nine (9) tasks attempted eachdone on a separate page.BibliographyAppendix – (if applicable) 8
  9. 9. Spelling - {Run a spell check on the document or ask someone to check it for you} Vocabulary – Write your research in the third person. We/I is not accepted. “The researcher” should be used throughout the document FinallyFinal Copy The researcher must staple or otherwise firmly secure entire document and place in a simple soft back folder. 9