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Top ten Q&As from the IB community in the pre-exam period

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 […]

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MYP moderation is coming of age

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 […]

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We’re recruiting examiners

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 […]

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Ready for MYP eAssessment? Take a quiz

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 […]

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From scepticism to optimism for MYP eAssessment

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 […]

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Ten steps to MYP personal projects

Updated 13 March 2018 For the registration of MYP candidates for personal project moderation, 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 register my students? For the […]

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“This is big, it’s something innovative” – new video shows enthusiasm for MYP eAssessment

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. […]