MYP Assessment

Rubrics

Teachers hand out marking rubrics before major assignments are due, which clearly outline for students exactly what is expected of them on the assignment. Because students understand what is required of them and what they are to be graded on, they produce higher quality work that receives higher grades than when no rubric is provided.

MYP Rubrics and Criterion

Criterion based assessment—which focuses on student achievement in relation to a range of objective, world-wide, challenging criteria—is not norm referenced. This means it focuses on the achievement of each individual in isolation and it is not based on averages, bell-curves, comparisons with other students or any other measure beyond the individual. This is very much in line with modern reporting practices both within the Province and world-wide and is a reflection of effective, meaningful, 21st Century assessment.

The emphasis in our reporting at GNS is focused on sharing the achievement our students have made against a range of criteria. There are four criteria for every subject and each of the criteria is assessed out of a score of eight. Every student will have been assessed fully in every criterion in every subject at least twice during the academic year. Please click on the links below if you would like to see a detailed overview of the criteria for each subject.

There is no calculating percentages across each criterion in each subject. As such scoring a 4/8 does not equate to what is understood by ‘50%’; in fact, as a rule of thumb, where a student scores a 4 in any criterion they are making satisfactory to good progress.

Language and Literature
Criterion A Analyzing Maximum 8
Criterion B Organizing Maximum 8
Criterion C Producing Text Maximum 8
Criterion D Using Language Maximum 8

IB MYP Criterion descriptions:

Language Acquisition (French)
Criterion A Comprehending Spoken and/or Visual Text Maximum 8
Criterion B Comprehending Written and/or Visual Text Maximum 8
Criterion C Communicating in response to Spoken and/or Written and/or Visual Texts Maximum 8
Criterion D Using Language in Spoken and/or Written Form Maximum 8

IB MYP Criterion descriptions:

Mathematics
Criterion A Knowledge and Understanding Maximum 8
Criterion B Planning and Performance Maximum 8
Criterion C Applying and Performing Maximum 8
Criterion D Reflecting and Improving Maximum 8

IB MYP Criterion descriptions:

Humanities - Individuals and Societies
Criterion A Knowing and Understanding Maximum 8
Criterion B Investigating Maximum 8
Criterion C Communicating Maximum 8
Criterion D Thinking Critically Maximum 8

IB MYP Criterion descriptions:

Sciences
Criterion A Knowing and Understanding Maximum 8
Criterion B Inquiring and Designing Maximum 8
Criterion C Processing and Evaluating Maximum 8
Criterion D Reflecting on the Impacts of Science Maximum 8

IB MYP Criterion descriptions:

Design – Technology
Criterion A Investigate Maximum 8
Criterion B Design Maximum 8
Criterion C Plan Maximum 8
Criterion D Create Maximum 8

IB MYP Criterion descriptions:

Arts
Criterion A Knowledge and Understanding Maximum 8
Criterion B Developing Skills Maximum 8
Criterion C Thinking Creatively Maximum 8
Criterion D Responding Maximum 8

IB MYP Criterion descriptions:

Physical and Health Education
Criterion A Knowing and Understanding Maximum 8
Criterion B Planning and Performance Maximum 8
Criterion C Applying and Performing Maximum 8
Criterion D Reflecting and Improving Maximum 8

IB MYP Criterion descriptions:

External Resources

The following videos, produced by Diane Smith at Le Jardin Academy, help explain some of the aspects of MYP Assessment: Assessment Overview, Assessment FAQ1 (What do MYP grades mean?) and Assessment FAQ2 (0-8 Criteria marks vs. 1-7 subject marks).

Assessment Overview
Loading from YouTube...

Assessment FAQ1
Loading from YouTube...

Assessment FAQ2
Loading from YouTube...

Powered by Finalsite