Student Evidence/Reflections


Hello out there CAS Coordinators:

Recently my seniors have started giving me lame, lazy evidence and reflections for their activities. So I sent them this reminder:

Hi Seniors, I just want to clarify that I can’t approve CAS activities until you provide evidence/reflections that are acceptable to IB. Take a look at the CAS Quick Start Guide which can be found under the Files menu at the top of your ManageBac account. Look especially at 2 sections: “Reflection” and “Recording & Reporting.” This will give you some guidelines as to what IB expects when you provide evidence/reflections.

A photo, video, or link to a website is fine, but rarely is this sufficient on it’s own to explain how you met the learning outcomes you stated or the 5 big things IB is looking for from your evidence:

  1. What happened
  2. Why it happened
  3. How it happened
  4. What its value was
  5. What you learned from it

If you post a pic or video you will most likely need to provide some written commentary as well.

Remember: your evidence/reflections need to show:

  • How you met the learning outcomes you stated you’d meet through the activity
  • The 5 big things IB is looking for

So that was my message. We shall see if it has any effect on the quality of their evidence/reflections, but I thought it was a good idea to clarify for them what their evidence/reflections is supposed to show me. By the way, the CAS Quick Start Guide can be found on the Documents page of CAS Corner.

Anyways, I hope this helps somebody out there. Have a great year 🙂

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