MYP Assessment Philosophy
Complete Assessment Philosophy:
Purpose of Assessment for Teachers
- To enhance student learning
- To monitor the individual progress of student achievement
- To determine the effectiveness of teaching
- To guide curriculum development and review
- To guide instructional practice
Purpose of Assessment for Students
- To provide consistent, timely feedback and opportunity for reflection
- To identify what students know at various points in learning
- To identify strengths and weaknesses in components of the subject area
- To promote student responsibility for and ownership of learning
- To encourage students to self advocate
Purpose of Assessment for Parents
- To communicate consistent, timely feedback and opportunity for conversation
- To allow parents and teachers to work together as advocates of student learning
- To provide transparency of curriculum
Principles of Assessment
- Tasks will be designed to appeal to a variety of learning styles.
- Assessments will be differentiated to account for students’ diverse needs.
- Assessment tasks will be rigorous, involving critical and creative thinking skills.
- Assessment tasks will encourage transfer of skills, interdisciplinary learning, and real world contexts.
- Assessment tasks will include clear, consistent use of command terms.
- Students with identified learning needs will receive accommodations based on their learning plans.
- All work submitted for assessment must be the student’s own work.
- Students will receive timely and meaningful feedback on their performance on assessment tasks.
- There is a balance between formative (ongoing throughout the unit) and summative (end of unit) Assessment.