IB Assessments and Rubrics

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program approach to assessment requires that students use their learning in real-life scenarios and situations. This moves learning from an isolation and memorization of facts and ideas to an application-based, rigorous use of the material that they have learned. In most assessments, students are given a role and situation to work through, while keeping in mind a particular audience. This model requires students to use multi-faceted approaches and considerations while completing their assessment. Their assessments are designed around what the learned as part of their BCPS curricula and the IB Objectives.

The IB also provides the grading criteria for each objective that students showcase during these assessments. Students receive a grade out of 8 for every objective, no matter how many skills they use in their assessments. Students receive a grade out of 8,16,24, or 32. That grade is then converted to the BCPS scale out of 100%. 

Below, please find all the grading rubrics from the IB, as well as the BCPS conversion scale and a sample assessment. In each MYP IB guide, you will find the criterion that will be used to assess at least one summative assessment each quarter. New Town uses the assessment criteria for Year 5. Teachers will grade the summative assessment using the criterion then convert that grade to a percentage. Please see the grade conversion chart.

For more information, please go to the IBO website and review the IB MYP curriculum guides from the eight subject groups.