The Primary Years Program uses a grading scale of 1-5, which have a scale developed to translate grades to percentages. Assessment is criterion based and measured against per-specified criteria for each subject group.
Assessments in the PYP are both formative and summative. Formative assessments should occur so often that they are a part of the learning environment all the time. They should provide teachers with feedback as to how to plan each subsequent step in the learning process. Feedback should also be constantly communicated to students in order to foster their growth as learners, enhance their motivation, and develop their self-reflection skills. Summative assessments should allow students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they acquire. They usually occur towards the end of a unit of inquiry and should relate directly to the central idea for each unit. The goal of summative assessments is to identify student-learning outcomes, to enhance the learning process, and to motivate students to take action in their community.
Managebac is the leading web-based solution designed to help IB schools comprehensively manage their programs. It is our form of communicating with parents & students. All grades, assignments, interim reports, unit planners, CAS, and report cards are centralized through the program. Parents and students will be given an account to access all information.