Assessment criteria for the portfolio

The portfolio is assessed against six criteria that are related to the assessment objectives of the ITGS course.

Criterion A Presentation of the issue 4 marks
Criterion B The IT background of the issue 5 marks
Criterion C The impact of the issue 5 marks
Criterion D Solutions to problems arising from the issue 5 marks
Criterion E Selection and use of sources 2 marks
Criterion F Expression of ideas relevant to the social issue 4 marks
Total 25 marks

A Presentation of the issue
• Failure to refer to the news item will result in a penalty of 1 mark.
Level
0 Level 1 is not achieved or the news item is in the same area of impact as a previous piece of work.
1 The student identifies an appropriate social and/or ethical issue related to an IT system.
2 The student outlines an appropriate social and/or ethical issue related to an IT system.
3 The student describes an appropriate social and/or ethical issue related to an IT system.
4 The student explains an appropriate social and/or ethical issue related to an IT system.

B The IT background of the issue
Level
0 Level 1 is not achieved.
1 The student states the IT background (concepts, plus developments and/or trends) relevant to the issue.
2 The student outlines the IT background (concepts, plus developments and/or trends)relevant to the issue.
3 The student describes the IT background (concepts, plus developments and/or trends) relevant to the issue.
4 The student explains the IT background (concepts, plus developments and trends) relevant to the issue.
5 The student analyses the IT background (concepts, plus developments and trends) relevant to the issue.

C The impact of the issue
Level
0 Level 1 is not achieved.
1 The student outlines the impact of the issue on society, and identifies at least one related problem.
2 The student describes the impact of the issue on society, and identifies at least one related problem.
3 The student explains the impact of the issue on society, and identifies at least one related problem.
4 The student analyses (citing supporting research) the impact of the issue on society, and identifies at least one related problem.
5 The student evaluates (citing supporting research) the impact of the issue on society, and identifies at least one related problem.

D Solutions to problems arising from the issue
• Both solutions must address one problem identified in criterion C. Two non-IT solutions are acceptable.
• If the problem has not been identified in criterion C or D, the student receives no marks for criterion D.
Level
0 Level 1 is not achieved.
1 The student states two feasible solutions to one problem identified in criterion C.
2 The student outlines two feasible solutions to one problem identified in criterion C.
3 The student describes one feasible solution, and outlines a second, to one problem identified
in criterion C.
4 The student describes two feasible solutions to one problem identified in criterion C.
5 The student evaluates two feasible solutions to one problem identified in criterion C.

E Selection and use of sources
• Use any standard format for bibliography and footnotes.
• A copy of the news item must be attached to the piece of work.
Level
0 Level 1 is not achieved or the news item is not attached.
1 The student has provided a list of references (minimum 4, including the news item).
2 The student has provided a list of references (minimum 4, including the news item) and
properly cited those references in the text.

F Expression of ideas relevant to the social issue
Level
0 Level 1 is not achieved.
1 The student expresses ideas with supporting arguments.
2 The student expresses ideas with supporting arguments and relevant examples.
3 The student expresses ideas coherently with supporting arguments and relevant examples.
4 The student expresses ideas coherently with supporting arguments and extended relevant examples.