Assessment is integral to all teaching and learning. The prime objective of assessment in the PYP is to provide feedback on the learning process. Assessment involves the gathering and analysis of information about student performance and is designed to inform practice. It identifies what students know, understand, can do, and feel at different stages in the learning process. Students and teachers should be actively engaged in assessing the students’ progress as part of the development of their wider critical-thinking and self-assessment skills. The PYP approach to assessment recognizes the importance of assessing the process of inquiry as well as the product(s) of inquiry, and aims to integrate and support both. (Making the PYP Happen, 2009).
At Magic Years, we recognize assessment as an integral practice to all teaching and learning. Ongoing authentic assessment is valued and naturally integrated into and throughout our daily engagements, as this allows learners taking ownership of their own learning. We believe it is a collaborative process that involves all stakeholders involved; students, teachers, families, and the community.
What does assessment look like in an Inquiry Classroom?