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IB Rubrics and Assessment

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program approach to assessment requires that students use their learning in real-life scenarios and situations. This takes learning from an isolation and memorization of facts and ideas to an application-based, rigorous use of the material that they have learned. 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%.