Instruction is based on an integration of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the MYP Objectives. Each subject group has a set guideline of target performance/ability by the end of 10th grade (MYP Level 5) called Prescribed Minimums. WAIS developed prescribed minimums for each grade level 6-9 in order to meet the 10th grade expectations. Also, students receive traditional % scores and an IB Achievement Level on unit work. MYP Achievement Levels reflect a student's demonstration of a MYP subject group objective(s). Students receive a Criterion Rubric that scaffolds demonstration of achievement based on a summative task. Achievement Levels are based on a scale of 0-8. Criterion rubrics are developed by IB and teachers often translate them into a task specifc rubric honoring the intent of the IB Criterion.
The Mission of Westchester Academy for International Studies is to provide a challenging and varied curriculum in which all students can succeed. The curriculum will develop an international awareness (consciousness) including a focus on international relations and international problem solving, to create a love of learning and emphasize good citizenship.
WAIS Grading Scales Conversion for Achievement Levels in MYP