Criteria by Subject Area

Criteria by Subject Area

The five-year Middle Years Programme, grades 6-10, offers an educational approach that embraces yet transcends traditional school subjects. Students in the MYP study all the major disciplines, including Language and Literature, Individuals and Society, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts-Visual and Performing, Design, Physical and Health Education. The MYP seeks to help students make connections between disciplines to give them a broader perspective, and encourages them to participate actively in their communities. Teachers plan and teach much of their curriculum in an interdisciplinary way so that these connections are evident.

District and state subject area standards are built into the curricula, which is the same used across the school district. MYP supplements and enhances it when necessary so that the rigor and pace are appropriate for students. Assessment is internal, but IBMYP objectives and assessment criteria are used per subject, in addition to the more traditional letter grade.

The MYP assessment criteria across subject groups can be summarized as follows:


A

B

C

D

Language and literature

Analysing

Organizing

Producing text

Using language

Language acquisition

Comprehending spoken and visual text

Comprehending written and visual text

Communicating

Using language

Individuals and societies

Knowing and understanding

Investigating

Communicating

Thinking critically

Sciences

Knowing and understanding

Inquiring and designing

Processing and evaluating

Reflecting on the impacts of science

Mathematics

Knowing and understanding

Investigating patterns

Communicating

Applying mathematics in real-world contexts

Arts

Knowing and understanding

Developing skills

Thinking creatively

Responding

Physical and health education

Knowing and understanding

Planning for performance

Applying and performing

Reflecting and improving performance

Design

Inquiring and analysing

Developing ideas

Creating the solution

Evaluating

MYP projects

Investigating

Planning

Taking action

Reflecting

Interdisciplinary

Disciplinary grounding

Synthesizing and applying

Communicating

Reflecting


The MYP, like the other three programs of the International Baccalaureate Organization, is based on the premise that education can foster understanding among young people around the world. Intercultural awareness is central to the program so as to enable future generations to live more peacefully and productively than we do today.


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