The International Baccalaureate feedback model offers our junior high scholars a more holistic view of their learning. Students have clear pathways to challenge themselves to reach deeper levels of learning.
The grading structure at the middle level aligns with the standards of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). This feedback model offers a more holistic descriptor of learning, with academic rigor embedded in the framework. Every class provides opportunity for students to stretch and challenge themselves to reach deeper levels of thinking — every class is an honors class with rich opportunities for students to enhance their learning experience.
Assessing students against criteria provides clear descriptions of what learning looks like, and ensures students know how to achieve at a high level before attempting an assignment. Criteria also help teachers clarify and express expectations for learning in ways students can understand. Students receive feedback on their performance based on the criteria level descriptors. In addition to instructor feedback, students self-assess their progress. Scores represent growth and learning demonstrated over the year.