Subject Group

Language and Literature

Language Acquisition

Individuals and Societies

Arts

Design

Mathematics

Sciences

Physical and Health Education

Interdisciplinary

Analysing

Communicating spoken and visual text

Knowing and understanding

Knowing and understanding

Inquiring and analysing

Knowing and understanding

Knowing and understanding

Knowing and understanding

Disciplinary Grounding

Organising

Comprehending spoken and visual text

Investigating

Developing Skills

Developing Skills

Investingating Patterns

Inquiring and designing

Planning for performance

Synthesising

Producing text

Communicating

Communicating

Thinking Creatively

Creating the solution

Communicating

Processing and evaluating

Applying and performing

Communicating

Using Language

Using language in spoken and/or written form

Thinking critically

Responding

Evaluating

Applying mathematics in real-life contexts

Reflecting on the impacts of science

Reflecting and improving performance

Reflecting

The MYP assessment process is a criterion-related model. The strengths of this model are:

  • Students know before even attempting the work what needs to be done to reach each level.
  • It helps teachers to clarify and express their expectations about assignments in a way that students can understand.
  • Students are assessed for what they can do, rather than being ranked against each other.
  • Students receive feedback on their performance based on the criteria level descriptors.

As the table above shows, the MYP has a clear set of assessment criteria for each subject group. Having clear criteria is very helpful as students  will know what the learning expectations are for a particular level of achievement before attempting an assignment . As a result, your child will be able to monitor their own progress. The criteria also supports teachers to clarify expectations to students and can shape lessons.  Each criterion has eight achievement levels.  These are added together to give an achievement level out of a total of 32.