Have you ever wondered what happens to your examination paper from the moment you complete it to the moment you receive your results?
As thousands of students and teachers worldwide prepare for their exams, here are some tips to support academic integrity, prevent plagiarism and ensure that students can take great pride in knowing that the work they complete is their own.
Consider the following question: On a scale of 1-10, how lifelike are each of the following drawings of an elephant?
An MYP student with a visual impairment has excelled in the MYP eAssessment. The IB’s Dr Kala Parasuram tells IB World magazine how making the examinations accessible was a learning experience for everyone.
Mathematics HL 2017: How well did the changes go?
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 […]
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.”
Updated October 2017 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 […]
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 […]