WIS IB PYP CURRICULUM: The Assessed Curriculum

The purposes of assessment are to:


  • promote student learning

  • provide information about student learning

  • contribute to the successful implementation of the programme.


Assessment in the Primary Years Programme identifies what students know, understand, can do and value at different stages in the teaching and learning process. Learning is viewed as a continuous journey, where teachers identify

students’ needs and use assessment data to plan the next stage of their learning.


There are three types of assessment: diagnostic, formative, and summative. Although the three are generally referred to simply as assessment, there are distinct differences between the three.