This article encourages inquiry at every step in a PYP classroom.
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This article shares a strategy of planning a unit that helped in creating a fair and equitable process for evaluating student learning.
This article talks about how technology can be used effectively for assessment. It talks about three examples at different age levels where a particular tool was used to ease the process of assessing and grading students.
This article explains the importance of the ability to share the process of students’ learning through online platforms. It shows how a PYP school developed an online portfolio system which provides a continuous record of students’ learning and enables to track the five essential elements, and share these with the wider community.
This article talks about what creativity is and why it is important; also it informs how to assess creativity and provides tips on how to take action.
In the final article of the series, IB World magazine looks at how parents can support their children through the IB Diploma Programme exams
Based on an example from grade 5 How we organize ourselves unit of inquiry, a visual arts teacher describes how she and music teachers collaborate on assessment strategies tools.
This article illustrates differentiated instruction and assessment for a PYP exhibition.
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 […]
This article is available in Spanish and English. A PYP teacher and coordinator illustrates how digital learning portfolios are used in their school: by collecting evidence of how each learner is developing conceptual understandings, skills, attitudes and a desire to act, along with the acquisition of knowledge.
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.
What can guarantee academic success? This is a question that students, teachers and parents have been asking for years, but the answer remains inconclusive. Many studies have examined the multiple factors that could be considered, but mainly focusing on intelligence levels. Latest research takes a different approach that teachers may want to consider. Any teacher […]
This article reflects on tools and strategies teachers in a Colombian school use to understand students’ learning process.
Giving students the opportunity to participate in deciding and designing their assessment tools, and finally reviewing their learning through peer editing and feedback were the highlights of this unit on economic activities under the transdisciplinary theme How we organize ourselves.
Steve Box, the team leader 4-6 and the Grade 5 teacher at Moreton Bay Boys’ College in Brisbane, Australia, reveals how the reflective process can be the most valuable aspect of self-directed inquiry.