The MYP eAssessments connect with the Diploma Programme because the DP courses are becoming more explicitly conceptual in ways that align generally with the MYP’s concept-driven curriculum, MYP topic lists have been created with DP curriculum in mind. (MYP eAssessment Q&A Sheet – The Why General queries)
In a 2015 study, the Australian Council for Educational Research concluded: “Students with an MYP background were found to outperform students who participated in other middle years curriculums in total diploma points and specific DP subjects.” http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/ib-research/myp/comparing-dp-outcomes-with-myp-reporten.pdf
Therefore, the pre-DP students took one of the past physics on-screen examination in order to become familiar with the structure of the examination, objectives and the usage of command terms.
The students found the assessment very instructive and were happy to know that it was aligned with the topics they had already studied.