We will see out the year in "online mode". All assessment and reporting recognises this situation. Our guidelines are designed to best support our community and their diverse needs.
We need to adapt and plan accordingly to complete some suitable assessment tasks.
MYP Criteria are measures of performance against subject objectives. There can be multiple ways to gather "acceptable evidence of understanding" against a strand/criterion in a subject. There is an FAQ at the bottom of this page.
Update: Details on assessment and reporting will be shared in detail in sectional communications.
School Closure is more suitable for some forms of assessment than others.
As with all MYP Assessment, tasks must accurately reflect the intended learning of the subject.
In this asynchronous, remote learning model, we must pay close attention to task design, scale and the load on students.
Some guiding questions in task design:
In the early stages of a unit and school closure, a focus on formative assessment and giving effective feedback can helps students' learning develop and maintain momentum.
"MYP assessment encourages teachers to monitor students’ developing understanding and abilities throughout the programme. Through effective formative assessment, teachers gather, analyse, interpret and use a variety of evidence to improve student learning and to help students to achieve their potential. Student peer and self-assessment can be important elements of formative assessment plans." (source MYP:FPIP)
Frequently asked questions related to:
This section will be updated regulary.
Using the backwards planning process in our units, to identify acceptable evidence of understanding against our objectives, we can design assessment tasks that are valid, fair, reliable and authentic.
Online learning and uncertainty are stressful for students, parents and teachers. It is crucial to communicate always with supportive language, in order to ensure learners can get back on track if they fall behind. Some common causes of stress in online learning:
UPDATED Sample email/message to support students:
Dear Students, as we think about the rest of year, let's look ahead to see how we can finish well.
If you have had had challenges over the last couple of months, and have not been able to complete some assignments, we can move on.
Here are some key tasks coming up ______________. We will have sessions online to help you be successful.
We hope to see you as soon as possible. For now, we are here online to help you learn.