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Beyond “lost learning”: Using formative assessment to support a return to the classroom

It’s been two years since education around the world was disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Many schools have already returned to in-person learning and teaching, while others continue with remote learning or even a hybrid of the two. However, with ongoing uncertainty about new variants, schools and educators will no doubt need to continue being […]

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Lost in translation? Simple steps to follow when planning formative assessments

This blog highlights how the International Baccalaureate (IB) ensures students get the same exam experience across languages. It also looks at how teachers can apply simple writing rules when posing questions in the classroom and in formative assessments to help your students achieve their best results.   The IB noticed that students sometimes give a slightly [...]

Preparing for November 2020 examinations

We spoke with IB coordinators from five IB World Schools about the challenges they had to face to conduct the Middle Years Programme (MYP) eAssessment and the Diploma Programme (DP) examinations effectively. The COVID-19(Coronavirus) outbreak has created the largest disruptions in teaching, learning and assessing, the world has ever seen. The massive school closures and [...]