Assessment

Relevant information

Continuous assessment

Teachers organize continuous assessment over the course of the programme according to specified assessment criteria that correspond to the objectives of each subject group. Regular school assessment and reporting play a major role:

  • in the students and parents understanding of the objectives and assessment criteria
  • in the student's preparation for the final assessment
  • in the development of the curriculum according to the principles of the programme

Teachers are responsible for structuring varied and valid assessment tasks (including tests and examinations) that will allow students to demonstrate achievement according to the objectives for each subject group. These include:

  • open-ended, problem-solving activities
  • investigations
  • organized debates
  • hands-on experimentation
  • analysis and reflection

In keeping with the ethos of approaches to learning, schools also make use of quantitative and qualitative assessment strategies and tools that provide opportunities for peer- and self-assessment.
The recording and reporting of individual levels of achievement are organized in ways that provide students with detailed feedback on their progress as it relates to the assessment criteria for each subject group.

Final assessment

The final assessment takes place at the end of the programme in order to determine the levels individual students have achieved in relation to the stated objectives for each subject group and for the personal project.
Teachers administer appropriate sets of assessment tasks and rigorously apply the prescribed assessment criteria defined for each subject group. The type of assessment tools available to teachers include all forms of:

  • oral work
  • written work
  • practical work

Teachers select appropriate tasks and assessment tools according to:

  • the resources available within the school
  • the subjects to which they are being applied
  • the particular objectives that are being measured

Grades from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest) are awarded to final-year students, for each subject, and for the personal project, according to predefined grade boundaries based on the levels students have achieved.

There are no formal examinations set or marked by the IB. Instead, the IB validates the grades of final-year students in schools that request this service and issues certificates to those students who reach a required standard.

The MYP uses the Google Classrooms for their main communication with both students and parents. For students enrolled at ISLK, please visit your Google Classroom for updates.