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 […]
By Rebecca Young Never? The IB hopes to change this when MYP students take assessments on-screen from 2016. Middle Years Programme (MYP) educators and students deserve an assessment that promotes 21st century skills by offering performance evaluation on a global scale. The MYP Next Chapter has energized IB staff, educators, and educational technology experts to […]
On recent weekends in Costa Rica, groups of dedicated IB alumni can be found immersing themselves in IB communities throughout Costa Rica. The IB Alumni Network in Costa Rica has recently developed an initiative called Conociendo Costa Rica, or Exploring Costa Rica, to inspire and engage prospective and current IB students.
By Rita Bateson In my role as MYP Curriculum Manager for Science and Mathematics, I’ve received some common queries in relation to eAssessment in the Middle Years Programme. I thought it would be useful to share some of my responses more widely with you here on the IB blog. How can eAssessment positively impact teaching […]
By Hamed Mokhtar I was sceptical and even disappointed when I first heard about MYP eAssessment! Questions invaded my mind, and I felt completely lost; ‘onscreen’ means internet access is needed, so what if the internet connection is slow? Will students in schools with weak internet connection be at a disadvantage? And what if the […]
As the deadline approaches on 20 January 2016 for the registration of MYP candidates for personal project moderation in 2016, here is some useful information about the process for registering your candidates: Who needs to register? In MYP schools with year 5 of the programme, all students must complete the personal project. When do I need to […]
By Gareth Jones. What changes when a school moves from moderation to on-screen examinations and what becomes better/easier for that school? Six months ago, I sat with a group of international educators from across Europe in a school café at the International School of Milan. Our students were presenting finely polished presentations that had been […]
In preparation for the full launch of MYP eAssessment in 2016, the new on-screen examinations were piloted with 68 IB World Schools and over 2,000 students earlier in 2015. IB World Schools in China, Jordan, Spain, USA and Canada took the additional step—as pioneers and ambassadors for MYP eAssessment—of contributing to a new video about the experience. […]
The typical IB Diploma Programme student has more questions on assessments running through their head than are written on the actual exam paper. As the most recent set of IB Diploma Programme assessments finished on 22 May, IB World magazine decided to catch up with some of this year’s hopeful graduates to discover what wise […]
Mindfulness educator and IB parent, Kevin Hawkins, explains the benefits of mindful techniques during stressful exam season. My third (and final) child is about to sit the IB Diploma exams so, as a parent, I understand a fair bit about the stresses and strains of high stakes testing. As an educator, I …
In the biggest transformation to the MYP since its launch, 2016 will see the IB externally assess MYP Year 5 students. But not in the traditional pen and paper format. The eAssessment will use on-screen examinations – including multimedia and interactive activities – and ePortfolios to test students, bringing assessments in line with 21st-century learning.
Expanding on her background as a DP teacher, Liza Tercero contributed to the formation of the IB School Enhancement Services and is now helping to bring the data analysis support service for DP educators successfully through school trials.
This article reflects on tools and strategies teachers in a Colombian school use to understand students’ learning process.
Examinations are a test for both teachers and students. The IB offers a helping hand with the examination paper and markscheme pack.