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Subject aims, objectives, and criteria

In the MYP, assessment is always aligned with the subject objectives. This is achieved by using subject criteria, strands, level descriptors, and task-specific clarifications.  Here’s an overview of how all those components are connected to each other:

When we begin designing a task, we start with the subject aims and objectives in mind. The task should clearly indicate which subject objective(s) the students will demonstrate and the criteria the student is being assessed on. The strands – or rubrics – associated with each of the criteria being assessed will establish what is expected of students and the level descriptors will indicate the grades you would award basis the quality of work submitted. Further, the task-specific clarifications will provide further detail to your students about what success looks like in the context of the task.

To learn more about how your MYP subject’s objectives play out in the classroom, download this visual playbook!  

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