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Hello,
This may be a bit of a broad question, but our school is is an IB MYP
school which is also adapting standards based assessment for grades 7-
9 this year. For us as an IB school though, this means our standards
are the criteria which is set out specifically by IB. Teachers are
finding it a struggle in knowing where to begin with their grade books
and how to use their current assessments (which are well designed) so
as to fit into the IB standards (criteria). Most MYP IB schools mark
on a percentage basis and then certain assignments are used for the IB
criteria. Any direction you could give on where you may have
encountered a school with a similar journey would be very helpful.

2012-09-25
Lovetoteach
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

My advice would be to only use points/% for right/wrong assessments and then convert the
scores to levels for communication purposes. All other assessments should use the IB
levels/criteria. I know this is complicated with MYP because there are different numbers of
levels for different subjects so you have to decide how many levels you want to use for
reporting purposes and then develop conversion scales for subjects/tasks with a different
number of levels.

 

 

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