MYP

Achievement Grade Descriptor

At the end of each semester all students receive an overall MYP grade from 1-7. These grades correspond to the following descriptors:

1 Produces work of very limited quality. Conveys many significant misunderstandings or lacks understanding of most concepts and contexts. Very rarely demonstrates critical or creative thinking. Very inflexible, rarely using knowledge or skills.
2 Produces work of limited quality. Expresses misunderstandings or significant gaps in understanding 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 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 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 situations.
5 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 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 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.

Grade Boundaries

The semester grades are calculated by adding together all of the levels awarded to the students in each criterion within the subject (see below). The sum of these levels is converted to a 1-7 grade using the following boundaries:

Grade Boundaries
1 1-5
2 6-9
3 10-14
4 15-18
5 19-23
6 24-27
7 28-32

Summary of the Specific Subject Assessment Criteria

Subject Criteria Language and Literature Language Acquisition Individuals and Societies (Humanities) Sciences
A Analysing Comprehending spoken and visual text Knowing and understanding Knowing and understanding
B Organising Comprehending written and visual text Investigating Inquiring and designing
C Producing text Communicating in response to spoken, written and visual text Communicating Processing and evaluating
D Using language Using language in spoken and written form Thinking critically Reflecting on the impacts of science

Subject Criteria Mathematics Design Arts Physical and Health Education
A Knowing and understanding Inquiring and analysing Knowing and understanding Knowing and understanding
B Investigating patterns Developing ideas Developing skills Planning for performance
C Communicating Creating the solution Thinking creatively Applying and performing
D Applying mathematics in real-life contexts Evaluating Responding Reflecting and improving performance
Darryl Anderson
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