Assessment researcher Katie Schultz explains what “Question Item Groups” are and how marking exams as QIGs impacts assessment.
Well-designed, student-led assessments can enhance self-efficacy and promote self-regulated learning. IB World Magazine talks to our Learning in Assessment Manager, Wendy Choi about best practice.
With the cancellation of May exams due to COVID-19, a lot of IB students are wondering how two years of their work will be assessed and graded. Paul Campbell, Head of Development and Outreach, turned to his best source on the IB experience: his daughter, Sarah, a Diploma Programme (DP) graduate.
Students across the globe are currently sitting their IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), IB Diploma Programme (DP) and IB Career-related Programme (CP) exams. Here are six tips to stay calm during this exam period.
Research in neuroscience and the psychology of learning in the last decades has persistently demonstrated the immense plasticity of the brain, the importance of the adolescent years for the development of higher order cognitive abilities and the inherent nature of practice and struggle for growth function (Hohnen & Murphy, 2016). So why do we still […]
Are you interested in marking students’ work? Have you ever considered applying to become an IB Examiner? To give you a better idea of what the recruitment process looks like, take a look below:
Exam results for the November 2018 session have just been released for Diploma and Career-related Programme students. Congratulations to everyone collecting results. You can follow these top tips to make sure you can access your results easily.
In the digital age where knowledge recall has become less important, the role of exams is being called into question. We discuss their future “Exams don’t assess abilities, they merely provide a snapshot of the knowledge an individual has been able to retain at that given point in time,” wrote Peter T Howe, Principal of UWC […]
From chalk to pencil to pen to keyboard to … what next? As our tools and methods for learning and assessment evolve so too must the way we prepare.
By Paula Wilcock The first official examinations for IB Diploma Programme (DP) assessments were taken in 1971 by just 29 students. Fast-forward to today and more than 200,000 students will take an IB assessment this year alone. We asked Paula Wilcock, Chief Assessment Officer, to tell us how she and her team ensure that they […]
Have you ever wondered how MYP exam papers are marked? We asked our assessment team to map out the journey taken by Middle Years Programme (MYP) exams once a student has completed them. Take a look below. Related posts: How will we assess students in the future? How happens to your DP exam paper? The […]
Have you ever wondered what happens to your examination paper from the moment you complete it to the moment you receive your results?
As thousands of students and teachers worldwide prepare for their exams, here are some tips to support academic integrity, prevent plagiarism and ensure that students can take great pride in knowing that the work they complete is their own.
Consider the following question: On a scale of 1-10, how lifelike are each of the following drawings of an elephant?
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.