Assessment in the PYP: Annotated samplesThis publication is designed to support schools in developing effective assessment practices in the Primary Years Programme (PYP). It builds on the assessment processes identified in Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education (2009) and should therefore be used in conjunction with this document. The assessment component in a school’s curriculum is subdivided into three closely related areas. Assessing—how we discover what the students know and have learned Recording—how we choose to collect, store and analyse data Reporting—how we choose to communicate levels of performance and progress Assessment identifies what students know, understand, can do, and value at different stages in the learning process. It involves the gathering of information about student performance as well as an analysis of that data in order to inform the next stage of teaching and learning.