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ASSESSMENT IN THE MYP


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The MYP offers a criterion-referenced model of assessment. This means that students' results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student's position in the overall rank order. Teachers are responsible for structuring varied and valid assessment tasks that allow students to demonstrate achievement according to the required objectives within each subject group. These may include:
  • open-ended, problem-solving activities and investigations
  • organized debates
  • hands-on experimentation
  • analysis
  • reflection
Assessment strategies, both quantitative and qualitative, 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.

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CriterionMaximum
Language and Literature (Language A)
Criterion A: Analysing8
Criterion B: Organizing8
Criterion C: Producing text8
Criterion C:Using language8
Language acquisition (Language B)
Criterion A: Comprehending spoken and visual text8
Criterion B: Comprehending written and visual text8
Criterion C: Communicating8
Criterion D: Using language8
Mathematics
Criterion A: Knowing And Understanding8
Criterion B: Investigating Patterns8
Criterion C: Communicating8
Criterion D: Applying Mathematics in real-world contexts8
Science
Criterion A: Knowing And Understanding8
Criterion B: Inquiring and designing8
Criterion C: Processing and evaluating8
Criterion D: Reflecting on the impacts of science8
Individuals and societies
Criterion A: Knowing and Understaning8
Criterion B: Investigating8
Criterion C: Communicating8
Criterion D: Thinking critically8
Arts
Criterion A: Knowing And Understanding8
Criterion B: Developing skills8
Criterion C: Thinking creatively8
Criterion D: Responding8
Design
Criterion A: Inquiring and analysing8
Criterion B: Developing ideas8
Criterion C: Creating the solution8
Criterion D: Evaluating8
Physical and health education
Criterion A: Knowing And Understanding8
Criterion B: Planning for performance8
Criterion C: Applying and performing8
Criterion D: Reflecting and improving performance8