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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 …