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Making eAssessments accessible for all students

Proudly telling the world about our philosophy in our 50th anniversary year An MYP student with a visual impairment has excelled in the MYP eAssessment. The IB’s Dr Kala Parasuram tells IB World magazine how making the examinations accessible was a learning experience for everyone When the Middle Years Programme (MYP) e-Assessment launched in 2015, […]

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Read your course book first

By Matt McGee It has escaped none of my students that economics is a ‘composite’ subject – including (but in no ways limited to) mathematics, history, political science, statistics and … well, stories. The ability to become a good economist rests on two foundations: Good solid understanding of basic concepts and terms Skills such as underpinning arguments, finding flaws with economic reasoning […]

Technology allows us to keep assessment relevant

By Adrian Kearney, Director of IB World Schools Globally, students have unlimited access to information and entertainment via the latest apps and gadgets – both throughout their education and in their free time. Technology and connectivity are having a dramatic impact on schools and this is revolutionising good practice for teaching and learning. It is now […]

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Be a risk-taker and implement MYP eAssessments

By Angela Brassington Are we risk-takers? Implementing eAssessments for our students at Munich International School (MIS) was an exciting new challenge. Both students and parents very quickly understood that these assessments tested the student’s ability to apply understanding, rather than just memorising facts. Many were excited to be involved. Onscreen exams support inclusion and the […]

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 […]