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.
We are already three months into the year and we can hardly believe how quickly time is passing by. Of course, time brings new experiences and new learning. We have just released a great new resource which will please many teachers and coordinators: The Examination paper and markscheme pack for November 2013.
Congratulations to all 2013 candidates from both November and May for their success over the course of the year. Earlier this week, more than six thousand IB diploma and certificate graduates received their results from the November examination session.
On the 5 July 2013, over 127,000 students worldwide received their results from the May 2013 IB Diploma Programme examination session. For the May 2013 session over 770 examination papers and supporting documents were prepared, which included examination papers in 74 languages.
On July 6, the class of 2013 will receive their exam results. To congratulate these graduates, we’d like to celebrate your traditions. Has your school developed traditions around the IB diploma or exam results? How does your school congratulate students for the hard work they completed during the DP? Send your photos and quotes to […]