All MYP courses at UNIS Hanoi are year long courses, this means that teachers consider evidence from Semester 1 and 2 when making judgments on end of year criterion grades. At the end of the school year, each MYP subject determines students’ final criterion grades and these are then calculated into a final grade from 1-7 using the published MYP grade boundaries- see table below under Additional Information.
Covid-19 school closure has changed our approach to assessment in Semester 2. Firstly, the IB has officially made some adjustments to their assessment requirements by reducing the number of times each criterion is required to be assessed. This means that UNIS Hanoi MYP Teachers have redesigned their unit assessments, from summatively (end of unit of study, culminating assessment task) to smaller, more frequent tasks that systemically target the no more than two criterion per task.
Students’ will receive end of year grades which will be determined by evidence recorded from Semester 1, which supplements the collection of real and specific evidence of each criteria during distance learning in Semester 2.
The upcoming Parent, student, teacher conferences in the middle and high schools are a great opportunity to discuss how your child is engaging with distance learning and identify any criteria that requires further evidence.
UNIS Hanoi MYP Teachers recognise the challenges associated with distance learning and award criterion grades based on what students have done, and not on what they haven’t done.
Additional Information regarding MYP assessment
Labelling system for task types in Veracross
Distance Learning = Asynchronous and synchronous tasks and lessons
Evidence of Learning = Criteria assigned evidence of learning assignment/task for the gradebook.
An overview of MYP subject criteria
Criterion A – Knowledge and Understanding / analysing
Criterion B – Investigating / developing ideas / organising
Criterion C – Communicating / applying / performing
Criterion D – Thinking / evaluating / reflecting
MYP Grade Boundaries
||Sum of Criterion Grades