Gold Creek School

An ACT Public School


International Baccalaureate

Gold Creek School has been successful in our application to become an accredited International Baccalaureate World School, and now authorised to deliver both Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programmes.  We are now entitled to display the International Baccalaureate Organisation logo on our school signage and stationery.  The school name has also been placed on the official International Baccalaureate Organisation website.

As School Principal, I would like to acknowledge and recognise the hard work and effort that has gone into achieving this status.  The staff have worked exceptionally hard and the support from the Gold Creek Community has been wonderful.

Primary Years Programme

Middle Years Programme

MYP ASSESSMENT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

What is assessment?

"It is the evaluation of the ability of a student” usually using an assessment task. Assessment in the MYP can be formal or informal. Tasks include:

Summative assessment

For example: classroom tests, timed writing, essays: descriptive/argumentative, performance tasks/projects, investigations, field work, practical work, examination.

Formative assessment

For example: observations, dialogues, interviews and conferencing, role plays, presentations, student self-assessment, video/audio recording, photographs.

Assessment rubrics

Each of the subject groups has its own assessment criteria.

Teachers develop task-specific rubrics, which describe levels of achievement in each of the four subject-assigned criteria.

The IB requires that MYP assessment is ‘transparent’, meaning that students are given the rubric that they are being assessed against.

The assessment criteria for each subject group are shown below:

Arts Criteria

Criterion A

Knowing and understanding

Maximum 8

Criterion B

Developing skills

Maximum 8

Criterion C

Thinking creatively

Maximum 8

Criterion D

Responding

Maximum 8

Individuals and Societies Criteria

Criterion A

Knowing and understanding

Maximum 8

Criterion B

Investigating

Maximum 8

Criterion C

Communicating

Maximum 8

Criterion D

Thinking Critically

Maximum 8

Language and Literature Criteria

Criterion A

Analysing

Maximum 8

Criterion B

Organizing

Maximum 8

Criterion C

Producing text

Maximum 8

Criterion D

Using language

Maximum 8

Language Acquisition - French/Indonesian/German/Japanese Criteria

Criterion A

Comprehending spoken and visual text

Maximum 8

Criterion B

Comprehending written and visual text

Maximum 8

Criterion C

Communicating

Maximum 8

Criterion D

Using Language

Maximum 8

Design Criteria

Criterion A

Inquiring and analysing

Maximum 8

Criterion B

Developing ideas

Maximum 8

Criterion C

Creating the solution

Maximum 8

Criterion D

Evaluating

Maximum 8

Sciences Criteria

Criterion A

Knowing and understanding

Maximum 8

Criterion B

Inquiring and designing

Maximum 8

Criterion C

Processing and evaluating

Maximum 8

Criterion D

Reflecting on the impacts of science

Maximum 8

Mathematics Criteria

Criterion A

Knowing and understanding

Maximum 8

Criterion B

Investigating patterns

Maximum 8

Criterion C

Communicating

Maximum 8

Criterion D

Applying mathematics in real-world contexts

Maximum 8

Physical and Health Education Criteria

Criterion A

Knowing and understanding

Maximum 8

Criterion B

Planning for performance

Maximum 8

Criterion C

Applying and performing

Maximum 8

Criterion D

Reflecting and improving performance

Maximum 8

NOTE: Teachers of each subject meet together in departments and compare assessed work to ensure

they are giving the same grades to the same quality of work.

MYP Projects Criteria (Year 10 students ONLY)

Criterion A

Investigating

Maximum 8

Criterion B

Planning

Maximum 8

Criterion C

Taking Action

Maximum 8

Criterion D

Reflecting

Maximum 8

MYP Semester Score Boundaries

The final MYP score for all subjects can be calculated from the results in the individual criterion. The total of all subject criteria (A, B, C, and D) is then converted into an overall MYP Score from 1 to 7.

Score

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Boundaries

1-5

6-9

10-14

15-18

19-23

24-27

28-32

NOTE: This will occur at the end of Semester 1 and at the end of Semester 2, once all criteria have been assessed.

Mid Semester Reports:

At the end of Terms 1 and 3, you will receive a report indicating how your student is progressing, keeping in mind that not all criteria may have been assessed in one term. This is to ensure that parents are kept informed of their student’s progress.

What is my MYP Grade?

IB MYP General Grade Descriptors

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