The shift from traditional assessments – like tests – to more authentic tasks is one of the biggest changes for teachers when schools adopt the MYP. But when MYP teachers think beyond the test, they give their students the chance to transfer knowledge and skills into real-world situations. This results in engaging tasks and compelling evidence of learning.
Authentic tasks are designed to give students opportunities to use the knowledge, skills and approaches of each subject to address meaningful problems with real-world relevance. This creates a powerful motivator to drive students’ learning and helps them to see the impact of their learning on themselves and the world.
Visualize the key steps involved in designing an authentic task with this infographic! Breaking the process down into five simple steps, this resource summarises the most important considerations for designing authentic assessment tasks that will inspire your students and showcase their learning.
Ideas for using this resource:
- Use it as a provocation in a staff meeting to kick-start brainstorming about authentic assessment tasks
- Post it in the staff room as a ready-reference for teachers
- Share it with students to guide the co-creation of tasks that will allow them to apply their knowledge and skills in contexts that they find meaningful
Printing instructions: For best results, print this infographic in colour on A2 paper.