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Mariner MYP Report Card

Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year Mariner Middle will be sending home an IB Middle Years Programme report card. We hope this report card provides even greater insight into what our students do and how they are developing.

Creating and sending the report card home is a new endeavor for us. At this time there is no district program, like Focus, for us to use. As a result, our report card will be printed and sent home with students on the early dismissal days. In future years, we will send reports cards home twice a year (once a semester). We will continue to explore ways to make the report card easier to access and understand. Please read the information below if you have any questions. 

Understanding the Mariner Middle IB Middle Years Programme Report Card

Does this report card replace the Lee County report card/Why is there a separate MYP report card?


Mariner Middle is an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) World School. The IB MYP philosophy emphasizes providing meaningful communication and reflection on development. The MYP report card is meant to serve as an opportunity for students and families to reflect on the progression of learning over the course of the year. The MYP report card does not replace the Lee County report card.


How were these criteria selected?


All MYP schools around the world are required to use the MYP criteria as established by the International Baccalaureate. Each subject area has four criteria. These criteria are skill-based and progress across all three years of the MYP at Mariner Middle. The scores come from the students’ most recent or compelling work on summative assessment tasks for each criterion. Teachers provide these rubrics to students prior to the assessment task so they know how they will be scored.


Are the criteria the same in all classes?


While some subject areas have overlapping criteria, all subject areas use different descriptions for those criteria. For example, in a Civics class, Criteria A: Knowing and Understanding, means a student should be able to use a range of terminology in context. However, in a math class, Criteria A: Knowing and Understanding,  means a student should solve problems correctly in a variety of contexts.

The chart below provides all of the criteria for each subject area (the chart is best viewed in landscape on a mobile device).



Criteria

A

B

C

D

Arts

Knowing and Understanding

Developing Skills

Thinking Creatively

Responding

Design

Inquiring and Analyzing

Developing Ideas

Creating the Solution

Evaluating

Individuals and Societies

Knowing and Understanding

Investigating

Communicating

Thinking Critically

Language Acquisition

Comprehending Spoken and Visual Text

Comprehending Written and Visual Text

Communicating

Using Language

Language and Literature

Analyzing

Organizing

Producing Text

Using Language

Mathematics

Knowing and Understanding

Investigating Patterns

Communicating

Applying Mathematics in Real World Contexts

Physical and Health Education

Knowing and Understanding

Planning for Performance

Applying and Performing

Reflecting and Improving Performance

Sciences

Knowing and Understanding

Inquiring and Designing

Processing and Evaluating

Reflecting on the Impacts of Science

 
Community Project

 Investigating  Planning  Taking Action  Reflecting

What do the criteria numbers mean?


The criteria numbers are associated with rubrics teachers provide students during units of study. You can see on our website under “Subject Area Overviews” which criteria were used for which units.   Generally speaking, scores in the mark band 1-2 show limited performance, 3-4 adequate performance, 5-6 substantial performance, and 7-8 consistently excellent performance.

The criteria scores should not be converted to a standard percentage as they are descriptions of sophistication and not point values. For example, a criteria score of 4 demonstrates adequate and satisfactory performance, but 4/8 = 50%.  A 50% would not match a description of adequate and satisfactory work.


What does the overall score number mean?


The overall score is all four criteria added together. The overall score is a boundary score and indicates what your student’s MYP grade is for the year.  Again, these are not point values and should not be averaged. Below are the boundaries as well as descriptions for each MYP score.


Mariner Middle MYP general grade descriptors

Grade

Boundary (overall score)

Descriptor

1

1-5

Produces work of very limited quality. Conveys many significant misunderstandings or lacks understanding of most concepts and contexts. Very rarely demonstrates critical or creative thinking. Very inflexible, rarely using knowledge or skills.

2

6-9

Produces work of limited quality. Expresses misunderstandings or significant gaps in understanding for many concepts and contexts. Infrequently demonstrates critical or creative thinking. Generally inflexible in the use of knowledge and skills, infrequently applying knowledge and skills.

3

10-14

Produces work of an acceptable quality. Communicates basic understanding of many concepts and contexts, with occasionally significant misunderstandings or gaps. Begins to demonstrate some basic critical and creative thinking. Is often inflexible in the use of knowledge and skills, requiring support even in familiar classroom.

4

15-18

Produces good-quality work. Communicates basic understanding of most concepts and contexts with few misunderstandings and minor gaps. Often demonstrates basic critical and creative thinking. Uses knowledge and skills with some flexibility in familiar classroom situations, but requires support in unfamiliar situations.

5

19-23

Produces generally high-quality work. Communicates secure understanding of concepts and contexts. Demonstrates critical and creative thinking, sometimes with sophistication. Uses knowledge and skills in familiar classroom and real-world situations and, with support, some unfamiliar real-world situations.

6

24-27

Produces high-quality, occasionally innovative work. Communicates extensive understanding of concepts and contexts. Demonstrates critical and creative thinking, frequently with sophistication. Uses knowledge and skills in familiar and unfamiliar classroom and real-world situations, often with independence.

7

28-32

Produces high-quality, frequently innovative work. Communicates

comprehensive, nuanced understanding of concepts and contexts. Consistently demonstrates sophisticated critical and creative thinking. Frequently transfers knowledge and skills with independence and expertise in a variety of complex classroom and real-world situations.


Below is a sample report card. Each criteria has a grade between 0 and 8. The criteria are then added up. The overall score is the total of the criteria. This sample student has an overall score of 23. In the column marked "Boundary (overall score)" the 23 equals a 5. This student produced generally high-quality work. They communicated a secure understanding of concepts and contexts and demonstrated critical and creative thinking, sometimes with sophistication. They used knowledge and skills in familiar classroom and real-world situations and, with support, some unfamiliar real-world situations. 

Again, these grades are not meant to replace the Lee County report card that will arrive in the mail, but instead, should be used as a reflective tool to see how a student is developing, where their strengths are, and on what areas they may wish to focus (the report card is best viewed in landscape on a mobile device)


Sample MYP Report Card

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