Subject Group

Language and Literature

Analysing

Language Acquisition

Listening

Individuals and Societies

Knowing and understanding

Arts

Knowing and understanding

Design

Inquiring and analysing

Mathematics

Knowing and understanding

Sciences

Knowing and understanding

Physical and Health Education

Knowing and understanding

Interdisciplinary

Disciplinary Grounding

Subject Group

Language and Literature

Organising

Language Acquisition

Reading

Individuals and Societies

Investigating

Arts

Developing Skills

Design

Developing Skills

Mathematics

Investingating Patterns

Sciences

Inquiring and designing

Physical and Health Education

Planning for performance

Interdisciplinary

Synthesising

Subject Group

Language and Literature

Producing text

Language Acquisition

Speaking

Individuals and Societies

Communicating

Arts

Thinking Creatively

Design

Creating the solution

Mathematics

Communicating

Sciences

Processing and evaluating

Physical and Health Education

Applying and performing

Interdisciplinary

Communicating

Subject Group

Language and Literature

Using Language

Language Acquisition

Writing

Individuals and Societies

Thinking critically

Arts

Responding

Design

Evaluating

Mathematics

Applying mathematics in real-life contexts

Sciences

Reflecting on the impacts of science

Physical and Health Education

Reflecting and improving performance

Interdisciplinary

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.