MYP Assessment Criteria

Criteria out of maximum 8
Subjects A B C D
Arts Knowing and understanding Developing skills Thinking creatively Responding
Design Inquiring and analysing Developing ideas Creating the solution Evaluating
Individuals and Societies Knowing and understanding Investigating Communicating Thinking critically
Language and Literature Analysing Organising Producing text Using language
Language Acquisition Comprehension spoken and visual text Comprehending written and visual text Communicating Using language
Mathematics Knowing and understanding Investigating patterns Communicating Applying mathematics in real-world contexts
Physical and Health Education Knowing and understanding Planning for performance Applying and performing Reflecting and improving performance
Sciences Knowing and understanding Inquiring and designing Processing and evaluating Reflecting on the impacts of science

General IB grade descriptors

Grade Boundary guidelines Descriptor
1 1-5 Produces work of very limited quality. Conveys many significant misunderstandigs or lacks understanding of most concepts and contexts. Very rarely demonstrates critical or creative thinking. Very inflexible, rarely using knowledge or skills.
2 6-9 Produces work of limited quality. Expresses misunderstandings or significant gaps in undestanding for many concepts and contexts. Infrequently demonstrates critical or creative thinking. Generally inflexible in the use of knowledge and skills, infrequently applying knowledge and skills.
3 10-14 Produces work of an acceptable quality. Communicates basic understanding of many concepts and contexts, with occasionally significant misunderstandings or gaps. Begins to demonstrate some basic critical and creative thinking. Is often inflexible in the use of knowledge and skills, requiring support even in familiar classroom situations.
4 15-18 Produces good-quality work. Communicates basic understanding of most concepts and contexts with few misunderstandings and minor gaps. Often demonstrates basic critical and creative thinking. Uses knowledge and skills with some flexibility in familiar classroom situations, but requires support in unfamiliar classroom situations.
5 19-23 Produces generally high-quality work. Communicates secure understanding of concepts and contexts. Demonstrates critical and creative thinking, sometimes with sophistication. Uses knowledge and skills in familiar classroom and real-world situations, and, with support, some unfamiliar real-world situations.
6 24-27 Produces high-quality, occasionally innovative work. Communicates extensive understanding of concepts and contexts. Demonstrates critical and creative thinking, frequently with sophistication. Uses knowledge and skills in familiar and unfamiliar classroom and real-world situations, often with independence.
7 28-32 Produces high-quality, frequently innovative work. Communicates comprehensive, nuanced understanding of concepts and contexts. Consistently demonstrates sophisticated critical and creative thinking. Frequently transfers knowledge and skills with independence and expertise in a variety of complex classroom and real-world situations.

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ATL Skills

ATL Skills categories MYP ATL skill clusters
Communication I. Communication
Social II. Collaboration
Self-management III. Organization
IV. Affective
V. Reflection
Research VI. Information literacy
VII. Media literacy
Thinking VIII. Critical thinking
IX. Creative thinking
X. Transfer