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Assessments

Assessments at GHS Middle School

GHS uses a range of strategies and tools to assess individual learning. Assessment practices are reviewed regularly considering the IB Program, NGSS, and the syllabus in the middle school. Teachers use a variety of assessment tools to help them systematically identify, monitor, and track the learning needs of their learners. Teachers use both formal and informal assessment techniques to measure learning these include:

  • Teacher Developed Diagnostic Assessments
  • Formative Assessments
  • Summative Assessments
  • Portfolios

MYP Assessment Criteria Achievement Levels

Learners may complete units of work that cover one or more of the four assessment criteria for that discipline. The MYP uses the 0-8 scale to assess each Objective. Teachers consider all aspects of the learner’s performance (the body of evidence) when reporting on the achievement level and/or the overall level.

The four assessment criteria for each subject group (discipline):

A

B

C

D

Language and Literature

(English)

Analyzing

Organizing

Producing Text

Using Language

Language acquisition

(Spanish)

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

Individuals and societies

Knowing and Understanding

Investigating

Communicating

Thinking Critically

Sciences

Knowing and Understanding

Inquiring and Designing

Processing and Evaluating

Reflecting on the Impacts of Science

Mathematics

Knowing and Understanding

Investigating Patterns

Communicating

Applying Mathematics in Real-world Contexts

Arts

Knowing and Understanding

Developing Skills

Thinking Creatively

Responding

Physical and Health Education

Knowing and Understanding

Planning for Performance

Applying and Performing

Reflecting and Improving

Performance

Design

Inquiring and Analyzing

Developing Ideas

Creating the Solution

Evaluating

Interdisciplinary Units

Evaluating

Synthesizing

Reflecting

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