Assessment is an important part of MYP, as it informs teaching and learning by informing teachers about students' content knowledge and skills and what they need practice to develop and work toward mastery. The goals of assessment are to:
Teachers assess students both formatively (practice work, homework, etc) and summatively (tests, papers, quizzes, labs, performances, etc.) to evaluate students' growth in terms of the subject's objectives. Each subject has four criteria with multiple objectives. Students are assessed on these criterion at least two times per year to monitor their growth.
MYP subjects are aligned so each of the criterion categories is assessing a similar skill, just specifying the language for what it looks like in that content area. In this way, we can think of the criterion categories as:
Each criterion evaluates students' achievement level on a 1-8 scale. This scale is not meant to be a percentage grade, but rather demonstrate the student's development of that skill or mastery of content knowledge.
Each year of the program, the achievement levels for each criterion are aligned to students' developmental level. The following documents are the criteria for each subject and reference different years of the program. The following are which year's criteria are used for each grade.