YSCP Assessment Policy

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YSCP Assessment Policy
Our Philosophy:

YSCP provides a rigor program of instruction guided by the aims and objectives of the Middle Years Programme as well as aligning with Pennsylvania state standards.Its program is dedicated to providing each learner with a balanced program by which students can acquire knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for their future life. To this end, students are given the opportunity to develop higher-order thinking skills in various disciplines along with increasing their awareness of local and global issues.
At YSCP it is believed that the foremost purpose of the assessment is not only to give some feedback to educators to modify their instructions but also to encourage students for reflection on their learning
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Teachers provide clear learning targets to students and design assessments that are performances of understanding: authentic tasks as much as possible, relevant and student- friendly, encouraging student “buy-in” and made public and tied to learning objectives
Educators create multiple and varied assessments in order for students to demonstrate maximum learning, and to frequently show their individual achievement
Educators also design differentiated assessment tasks to better take advantage of their learning strengths. MYP Teachers give students multiple opportunities to master objectives by providing feedback in a timely manner along with allowing students to revise their work, when possible, according to rich, descriptive feedback
Self-assessment promotes ownership in one’s own education and encourages students to be reflective learners so teachers ask students to self-assess their learning because It is critical that students have the opportunity to practice self-assessment and reflection so they can master this lifelong skill while still in school.

Common Practices in using MYP assessment
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The grade boundaries for all subject groups and the Community Project will be as follows:

Grade
Boundaries
7
28-32
6
24-27
5
19-23
4
15-18
3
10-14
2
6-9
1
1-5

Communicating the Assessment Policy

The assessment policy, alongside with the school’s academic honesty, special needs and language policies, will be communicated to all stakeholders. Policy documents will be made available on the school website for the public access, and may be distributed in printed form to all staff members at the school site. School leadership and staff may review necessary aspects of each policy, as appropriate, with parents and students through the orientation and school information events. Additional printed copies may be made available for distribution to interested parties.

Reviewing the Assessment Policy

A committee, made up of school leadership and MYP Teachers will be formed to review the policies. The policy will be reviewed and revised annually and the communication of the changes will be presented to all stakeholders. This document was finalized on March,2016. And will be reviewed on January, 2017 by the

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