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Summative assessment in the MYP

As MYP educators, you will have been involved in the design and implementation of summative assessment tasks. Because MYP units are developed using a backward-design approach, the summative assessment tasks represent both the goals of the units as well as the measure of the extent to which the goals of the unit were achieved. As such, a well-designed assessment task can provide evidence of learning, while also driving high-quality learning during the unit.

We will unpack the essential features of summative assessment in the MYP in this section by exploring the following:

  • The features of authentic assessment (read more here)
  • How to design a great assessment task (read more here)
  • How to design effective task-specific clarifications (read more here)
  • How to design tests that assess MYP criteria (read more here)
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