Thanks to all parents who attended the MYP Assessment Parent Workshop on Friday, February 2. The workshop proved to be a valuable opportunity for parents to gain insights into the assessment process within the MYP.
We explored various aspects of assessment, aiming to provide parents with a comprehensive understanding of its purpose, different types, and the criterion-related assessment approach specific to the MYP. Through engaging discussions and interactive activities, parents learned about the MYP assessment process.
One particularly engaging activity involved unpacking the MYP assessment criteria through a hands-on experience. Parents were tasked with creating success criteria to determine the best chocolate chip cookies. This activity brought a fun element to the workshop while also effectively explaining assessment criteria.
Following the chocolate chip cookies activity, the workshop discussed achievement descriptors used in MYP assessment criteria. This part aimed to provide parents with a deeper understanding of the meaning behind levels 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8. By exploring how teachers utilize these descriptors to award the final 1-7 MYP grade issued in the semester reports, parents gained an understanding of how their child’s performance is evaluated.
The workshop concluded with strategies for families to actively support their children with assessment at home.
MYP Parent Workshop provides parents with a chance to learn more about the core elements of the MYP. The MYP Workshops look forward to more parent participation in the near future.