What are the assessment components of the MYP program?

The MYP assessment model is described as criterion-related, as it is based upon pre-determined criteria. The MYP identifies a set of objectives for each subject group, which are directly related to the assessment criteria of that particular subject group. Teachers are responsible for structuring varied and valid assessment tasks that will allow students to demonstrate achievement according to the required objectives within each subject group. These include, but are not limited to, open-ended, problem-solving activities and investigations, organized debates, tests and examinations, hands-on experimentation, analysis, and reflection.

The most important aim of the MYP assessment is to support and to encourage student learning, recognizing the importance of assessing the processes as well as the products of learning. They also receive feedback from teachers letting them know where they are on the criterion rubric scale. The assessment criteria for each subject are list in the chart below:


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B
C
D
Language and Literature
Analyzing
Organizing
Producing text
Using language
Language Acquisition
Comprehending spoken and visual text
Comprehending written and visual text
Communicating
Using language
Individuals and Societies
Knowing and Understanding
Investigating
Communicating
Thinking critically
Sciences
Knowing and Understanding
Inquiring and designing
Processing and evaluating
Reflecting on the aspects of science
Mathematics
Knowing and Understanding
Investigating Patterns
Communicating
Applying mathematics in the real-world contexts
Arts
Knowing and Understanding
Developing skills
Thinking creatively
Responding
Physical and Health Education
Knowing and Understanding
Planning for performance
Applying and performing
Reflecting and improving performance
Design
Inquiring and analyzing
Developing ideas
Creating the solution
Evaluating
MYP Projects
Investigating
Planning
Taking action
Planning
Interdisciplinary
Disciplinary grounding
Synthesizing and applying
Communicating
Reflecting
Will these criterion referenced assessments replace the more traditional grades?

IB assessment scores or points are universal so all students are held to the same standards. These points can be converted to letter grades; however, letter grades cannot be converted to IB scores. Students can receive two scores during and at the end of the unit: one for the IB selected criteria rubric and the letter grade. Once teachers have begun to implement the IB units, the letter grades will be shared with students and parents.