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Middle Years Programme at a glance

How are students assessed?

Teachers organize continuous assessment over the course of the programme taking account of specified criteria that correspond to the objectives for each subject.

The MYP offers a criterion-related model of assessment. This means that students' results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student's position in the overall rank order.


Teachers are responsible for structuring varied and valid assessment tasks that allow students to demonstrate achievement according to the required objectives within each subject group. These may include:

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

Assessment strategies, both quantitative and qualitative, provide feedback on the thinking processes as well as the finished piece of work. There is also an emphasis on self-assessment and peer-assessment within the programme.

Schools may request final grades to be validated by the International Baccalaureate (IB).


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