Assessment in the MYP follows a criterion-related model. Student’s achievement levels are determined by comparing their learning against qualitative descriptors of achievement. These are developed and reviewed by the IB on an ongoing basis.
Teachers design varied and valid assessment tasks throughout the five years of the programme which allow students to demonstrate achievement according to the objectives of the subject. Assessment tasks may include
- Open-ended, problem solving activities and investigations
- Hands-on experimentation
- Independent projects
Through formative assessment, students are provided with feedback on their learning. This includes feedback on thinking processes as well as finished pieces of work. The programme emphasises self-assessment and peer-assessment programme.
MY5 grades are validated by the IB through a process of external moderation.
Our MY5 certificate candidate assessment guideline provides more information.