The Grading System

In the MYP, students are assessed on prescribed subject-group objectives using the assessment criteria for each specific subject group. Teachers make judgments on the quality of student work using the subject-specific assessment criteria. There are four categories in the criteria for each subject-group: A, B, C, D.

Assessment is both formative (assessment for learning) and summative (assessment of learning). Through assessment, teachers are able to identify student learning needs to better inform the learning process. Each subject uses a variety of ways to test students. Teachers design authentic tasks that are appropriate to the age group and test knowledge and skills which  provide evidence of student understanding.

The MYP assessment criteria offers a rigorous evaluation of a student’s academic achievement. ISPS also reports on students’ overall Approaches to Learning skills (ATLs).

 

7

28 – 32

Excellent

6

24 – 27

Very Good

5

19 – 23

Good

4

15 – 18

Satisfactory

3

10 – 14

Mediocre

2

6 – 9

Poor

1

1 – 5

Very Poor


 

Approaches to Learning 

Skills help students “learn how to learn”. The Approaches to Learning skills (ATLs) are developed incrementally at different levels across the various disciplines. These “tools for learning” are key to empowering students to achieve their learning objectives and can transfer across subject areas. Although the skills are categorized as communication, social, self-management, research and thinking, they also include discipline-specific skills that are used to explore significant content.