Middle Years Programme at a glance
How are students assessed?
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
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).