Author and lecturer Alfie Kohn, who spoke candidly at the IB Conference in October 2016, tells IB World it’s time to re-imagine assessments to encourage deep and authentic learning
By Matt McGee It has escaped none of my students that economics is a ‘composite’ subject – including (but in no ways limited to) mathematics, history, political science, statistics and…well, stories. The ability to become a good economist rests on two foundations: Good solid understanding of basic concepts and terms Skills such as underpinning arguments, finding flaws with economic reasoning and simply […]
By Adrian Kearney, Director of IB World Schools Globally, students have unlimited access to information and entertainment via the latest apps and gadgets – both throughout their education and in their free time. Technology and connectivity are having a dramatic impact on schools and this is revolutionising good practice for teaching and learning. It is now […]
Matt Glanville is the IB’s Head of Assessment Principals and Practice. Here he shares his thoughts on what good quality education really means.
By David and Michele Mindorff We survived! We just completed the inaugural session for eAssessment in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) here at Lyford Cay International School in the Bahamas. If you’re a leader or educator at an IB World School, and you’re wondering what all the hype is about, here’s an insight into our […]
By Angela Brassington Are we risk-takers? Implementing eAssessments for our students at Munich International School (MIS) was an exciting new challenge. Both students and parents very quickly understood that these assessments tested the student’s ability to apply understanding, rather than just memorising facts. Many were excited to be involved. Onscreen exams support inclusion and the […]
Alumna Haley Clasen looks back on her exam experience to encourage this year’s class of DP graduates to strive for success. She currently attends Messiah College and received her IB Diploma at Fishers High School, US.
Alumna Maham Kamal Khanum tells this year’s class “that when you look back a year from now on your own DP experience – yes, you will be able to recall all the memories of anxiety and stress – but it will stay with you as an experience you learn from throughout life.”
Q1 What should we do if a candidate is affected by adverse circumstances? A: If a candidate (or a group of candidates) experiences adverse circumstances during the two-year course of study or written examinations that may have a significant effect on his or her performance in assessment, please complete the form Candidates with adverse circumstances […]
Are you wondering why the IB has made recent changes to moderation in the Middle Years Programme (MYP)? We thought we’d share some excerpts from a conversation between principal examiner for personal projects, Patricia Villegas, and the IB’s Head of MYP Development, Robert Harrison to give you a little more insight into the rationale for change and […]
Are you teaching arts, design or physical and health education in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)? As you will soon be assessing your students’ work, we have put together some tips and guidance to help you through this important process.
The IB is recruiting examiners in the following areas in preparation for the May 2016 session. Diploma Programme English A: Literature English A: Language and literature English ab initio French B Spanish B History Psychology World religions Film Theatre Visual arts Career-related Programme Reflective project Middle Years Programme Dutch A: Language and literature Dutch Language […]
In the final article of the series, IB World magazine looks at how parents can support their children through the IB Diploma Programme exams
2016 marks the beginning of an exciting new way of evaluating student development. For the first time, the whole community of schools offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) will take part in a globally standardized assessment. MYP schools will take part in one or both of the following: All schools with MYP students in Year […]
The IB Assessment Division has the challenge of meeting the demands of both modern educational technologies and the growing numbers of Diploma Programme candidates worldwide while maintaining the quality of the Diploma Programme’s assessment standards. In terms of growth, we can use Ecuador as an example of the kind of growth that we need to […]