Assessment in the MYP
Assessment in the MYP is criterion related—based on assessment criteria that are directly related to the objectives of each subject group. Through this assessment approach, students around the world are measured against pre-specified criteria for each subject group. Teachers may modify these criteria to be age-appropriate in the earlier years of the programme.
The assessment criteria give both teacher and student reliable and valid information about the actual learning that takes place.
The programme encourages a balance between formative and summative assessment, using a range of activities within units to allow students to practice and demonstrate a full range of skills.
Students have multiple opportunities to demonstrate understanding.
Teachers assigned to the same subject group course will collaborate on common assessments.
Teachers design assessment tasks that are assessed internally in the school. However, external checks by IB examiners are carried out on this internal assessment to ensure worldwide consistency of standards.