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11
March
2020

GRASPS Assessments are underway! 

At the end of each unit of work, the MYP students are assessed using a model known as GRASPS. This form of assessment is based on the most current educational research. It brings together all their learning from the work they have done during their current MYP unit and the tasks can take a wide variety of forms which aim to ensure that students can solve real-life problems. 

The term GRASPS comes from the acronym described below: 

• 𝙂𝙊𝘼𝙇 - 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘪𝘮 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦?
• 𝙍𝙊𝙇𝙀 - 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵'𝘴 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘬? 
• 𝘼𝙐𝘿𝙄𝙀𝙉𝘾𝙀 - 𝘞𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦?
• 𝙎𝙄𝙏𝙐𝘼𝙏𝙄𝙊𝙉 - 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘹𝘵, 𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘰 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦?  
• 𝙋𝙀𝙍𝙁𝙊𝙍𝙈𝘼𝙉𝘾𝙀 - 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵? 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱? 
• 𝙎𝙏𝘼𝙉𝘿𝘼𝙍𝘿𝙎 - 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ? 𝘖𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘨𝘦𝘥?

Grasp assessments are linked to the skills that are key elements of the MYP programme and aim to ensure that students are well prepared for Diploma Studies. 

Assessments can take a range of forms such as formal tests, research projects, presentations, artwork, podcasts, radio programmes or films. Over the year, the various GRASPS develop and assess a wide range of skills, which are linked to learning styles of each individual student and the Approaches to Learning (ATLs) that are an integral part of the MYP programme. 

Below is an example of an assessment using the GRASPS approach, from the Individuals and Societies course for MYP 3.

https://www.la-garenne.ch/PDF/example-of-an-assessment.pdf

GRASPS Assessments are underway! 

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