MYP IB Curriculum Assessment

Under the Middle Years Programme, the assessment varies depending on the subject group. Here are the criteria assessed by each subject group.


Language and Literature (Year1)

Criterion A: Analyzing

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. identify and comment upon significant aspects of texts

ii. identify and comment upon the creator’s choices

iii. justify opinions and ideas, using examples, explanations and terminology

iv. identify similarities and differences in features within and between texts


Criterion B: Organizing

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. employ organizational structures that serve the context and intention

ii. organize opinions and ideas in a logical manner

iii. use referencing and formatting tools to create a presentation style suitable to the context and intention


Criterion C: Producing text

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. produce texts that demonstrate thought and imagination while exploring new perspectives and ideas 

arising from personal engagement with the creative process

ii. make stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating awareness of 

impact on an audience 

iii. select relevant details and examples to support ideas


Criterion D: Using language

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. use appropriate and varied vocabulary, sentence structures and forms of expression

ii. write and speak in an appropriate register and style

iii. use correct grammar, syntax and punctuation 

iv. spell (alphabetic languages), write (character languages) and pronounce with accuracy 

v. use appropriate non-verbal communication technique


Sciences (Year1)

Criterion A: Knowing and understanding

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. outline scientific knowledge

ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems set in familiar situations and suggest 

solutions to problems set in unfamiliar situations

iii. interpret information to make scientifically supported judgments


Criterion B: Inquiring and designing

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. outline an appropriate problem or research question to be tested by a scientific investigation

ii. outline a testable prediction using scientific reasoning

iii. outline how to manipulate the variables, and outline how data will be collected

iv. design scientific investigations


Criterion C: Processing and evaluating

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. present collected and transformed data

ii. interpret data and outline results using scientific reasoning

iii. discuss the validity of a prediction based on the outcome of the scientific investigation

iv. discuss the validity of the method

v. describe improvements or extensions to the method


Criterion D: Reflecting on the impacts of science

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. summarize the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or issue

ii. describe and summarize the various implications of using science and its application in solving a 

specific problem or issue

iii. apply scientific language effectively

iv. document the work of others and sources of information used


Physical and Health Education (Year1)

Criterion A: Knowing and understanding

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. outline physical and health education-related factual, procedural and conceptual knowledge

ii. identify physical and health education knowledge to describe issues and solve problems set in familiar 

and unfamiliar situations

iii. apply physical and health terminology to communicate understanding


Criterion B: Planning for performance

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. construct and outline a plan for improving health or physical activity

ii. describe the effectiveness of a plan based on the outcome


Criterion C: Applying and performing

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. recall and apply a range of skills and techniques

ii. recall and apply a range of strategies and movement concepts

iii. recall and apply information to perform effectively


Criterion D: Reflecting and improving performance

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. identify and demonstrate strategies to enhance interpersonal skills

ii. identify goals and apply strategies to enhance performance

iii. describe and summarize performance


Design (Year1)

Criterion A: Inquiring and analyzing

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. explain and justify the need for a solution to a problem

ii. state and prioritize the main points of research needed to develop a solution to the problem 

iii. describe the main features of one existing product that inspires a solution to the problem

iv. present the main findings of relevant research


Criterion B: Developing ideas

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. develop a list of success criteria for the solution

ii. present feasible design ideas, which can be correctly interpreted by others

iii. present the chosen design 

iv. create a planning drawing/diagram which outlines the main details for making the chosen solution.


Criterion C: Creating the solution

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. outline a plan, which considers the use of resources and time, sufficient for peers to be able to follow 

to create the solution

ii. demonstrate excellent technical skills when making the solution

iii. follow the plan to create the solution, which functions as intended 

iv. list the changes made to the chosen design and plan when making the solution

v. present the solution as a whole


Criterion D: Evaluating

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. outline simple, relevant testing methods, which generate data, to measure the success of the solution

ii. outline the success of the solution against the design specification

iii. outline how the solution could be improved

iv. outline the impact of the solution on the client/target audience


Language Acquisition (Year1)

Criterion A: Comprehending spoken and visual text

At the end of phase 1, students should be able to:

i. identify basic facts, messages, main ideas and supporting details 

ii. recognize basic conventions

iii. engage with the spoken and visual text by identifying ideas, opinions and attitudes and by making a 

personal response to the text


Criterion B: Comprehending written and visual text

At the end of phase 1, students should be able to:

i. identify basic facts, messages, main ideas and supporting details

ii. recognize basic aspects of format and style, and author’s purpose for writing

iii. engage with the written and visual text by identifying ideas, opinions and attitudes and by making a 

personal response to the text


Criterion C: Communicating in response to spoken and/or written and/or visual text

At the end of phase 1, students should be able to:

i. respond appropriately to simple short phrases

ii. interact in simple and rehearsed exchanges, using verbal and non-verbal language

iii. use basic phrases to communicate ideas, feelings and information on a variety of aspects of everyday 

topics

iv. communicate with a sense of audience


Criterion D: Using language in spoken and/or written form

At the end of phase 1, students should be able to:

i. write and/or speak using a basic range of vocabulary, grammatical structures and conventions; when 

speaking, use clear pronunciation and intonation

ii. organize basic information and use a range of basic cohesive devices

iii. use language to suit the context


Individual and Societies (Year1)

Criterion A: Knowing and understanding 

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. use vocabulary in context

ii. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of subject- specific content   and concepts, using descriptions, explanations and examples


Criterion B: Investigating

Maximum: 8

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. explain the choice of a research question

ii. follow an action plan to explore a research question

iii. collect and record relevant information consistent with the research question

iv. reflect on the process and results of the investigation


Criterion C: Communicating

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. communicate information and ideas with clarity

ii. organize information and ideas effectively for the task

iii. list sources of information in a way that follows the task instructions


Criterion D: Thinking critically

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. identify the main points of ideas, events, visual representation or arguments

ii. use information to justify an opinion

iii. identify and analyse a range of sources/data in terms of origin and purpose

iv. identify different views and their implications


Mathematics (Year1)

Criterion A: Knowing and understanding

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. select appropriate mathematics when solving problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations

ii. apply the selected mathematics successfully when solving problems

iii. solve problems correctly in a variety of contexts


Criterion B: Investigating patterns

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. apply mathematical problem-solving techniques to recognize patterns

ii. describe patterns as relationships or general rules consistent with correct findings

iii. verify whether the pattern works for other examples


Criterion C: Communicating

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. use appropriate mathematical language (notation, symbols and terminology) in both oral and written 

statements

ii. use different forms of mathematical representation to present information

iii. communicate coherent mathematical lines of reasoning

iv. organize information using a logical structure


Criterion D: Applying mathematics in real-life contexts

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. identify relevant elements of authentic real-life situations

ii. select appropriate mathematical strategies when solving authentic real-life situations

iii. apply the selected mathematical strategies successfully to reach a solution

iv. explain the degree of accuracy of a solution

v. describe whether a solution makes sense in the context of the authentic real-life situation


Arts (Year1)

Criterion A: Knowing and understanding

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. demonstrate awareness of the art form studied, including the use of appropriate language

ii. demonstrate awareness of the relationship between the art form and its context

iii. demonstrate awareness of the links between the knowledge acquired and artwork created


Criterion B: Developing skills

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. demonstrate the acquisition and development of the skills and techniques of the art form studied

ii. demonstrate the application of skills and techniques to create, perform and/or present art


Criterion C: Thinking creatively

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. identify an artistic intention

ii. identify alternatives and perspectives

iii. demonstrate the exploration of ideas


Criterion D: Responding

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:

i. identify connections between art forms, art and context, or art and prior learning

ii. recognize that the world contains inspiration or influence for art

iii. evaluate certain elements or principles of artwork