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Assessment

MYP Grading

Assessment in the MYP is criterion related, which means that for each criterion there is a range of points awarded, based on student performance at the time of assessment. Each criterion has a descriptor that explains as clearly as possible what each student has been able to achieve. Students will receive either a paper copy or digital copy of the rubric before commencing the assessed task. You can also find the rubrics on this website under the tab Rubrics. 

Teacher's structure assessment tasks that allow students to demonstrate achievement according to the required objectives within each subject group. Assessment strategies provide feedback on the thinking processes as well as the finished piece of work. There is also an emphasis on self-assessment and peer-assessment within the programme.

Teachers assess student work with the subject criterion at least 2 times in the year. Evidence of MYP grading is communicated on PowerSchool regularly and cumulatively on the final report card in June. 

For more information on grading in the Middle Years Programme please contact your child's teacher. Below is a diagram explaining the achievement levels for each score based on an 8 point scale. A passing grade in the IB is 3 or higher. 

1

Minimal achievement in terms of the objectives.

2

Very limited achievement against all the objectives. The student has difficulty in understanding the required knowledge and skills, and is unable to apply them fully in normal situations, even with support.

3

Limited achievement against most of the objectives, or clear difficulties in some areas. The student demonstrates a limited understanding of the required knowledge and skills and is only able to apply them fully in normal situations with support.

4

Adequate achievement against of the objectives with difficulties in some areas. The student demonstrates a basic understanding of the required knowledge and skills and is apply them in normal situations. 

5

A good general understanding of the required knowledge and skills, and the ability to apply them effectively in normal situations. There is occasional evidence of the skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

6

A consistent and thorough understanding of the required knowledge and skills, and the ability to apply them in a variety of situations. The student generally shows evidence of analysis, synthesis and evaluation where appropriate and occasionally demonstrates originality and insight.

7

A consistent and thorough understanding of the required knowledge and skills, and the ability to apply them in a wide variety of situations. There inconsistent evidence of analysis, synthesis and evaluation where appropriate. The student generally demonstrates originality and insight.

8

A consistent and thorough understanding of the required knowledge and skills, and the ability to apply them almost faultlessly in a wide variety of situations. There is consistent evidence of analysis, synthesis and evaluation where appropriate. The student consistently demonstrates originality and insight and always produces work of high quality.