Assessment and exams

As of this year, external moderation of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) personal project is mandatory. At the same time, schools can register for optional eAssessment in all other elements of the programme - with students earning a formal, internationally-recognised certificate if they meet the success criteria.

MYP eAssessment is a reliable, globally consistent and highly innovative assessment model that helps achieve greater student outcomes and provides greater quality assurance and recognition for International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools. 

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Any IB World School teaching the MYP can register for eAssessment, using the IB information system (IBIS).

In order to offer eAssessment in the May 2016 exam session, schools must register before 20 October 2015.

 

Register now

 

If you'd like to understand more about eAssessment, please register for an MYP eAssembly. Attendance is open and cost-free.

 

How eAssessment works

Once a school registers for eAssessment in the MYP, the IB will be able to assess students' work in two ways:

  • ePortfolios of coursework, including a compulsory ePortfolio for the personal project.
  • on-screen examinations, with each exam lasting two hours.

The graphic below shows how these two types of assessment are divided across the MYP's different subject groups.

MYP eAssessment

On-screen examinations

To ensure that on-screen examinations are rich and authentic, media and interactive functions are used to engage students. On-screen tools include:

  • Drag and drop; cut and paste; copy and paste
  • Play, pause and replay video and animations
  • Interaction with animations and simulations
  • The ability to plot  graphs and draw lines and pictures
  • On-screen (graphing) calculator(s).

This video shows how on-screen examinations look and how they have been trialled so far by MYP students and teachers.

 

Below is a list of subjects offered for on-screen examinations in 2016. Note that the interdisciplinary exams contain elements from more than one subject in a particular subject group.

The following subjects will be offered, in English, in 2016: 

  • Language and literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Integrated humanities
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Integrated sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Extended mathematics
  • Interdisciplinary learning

In French, the following subjects will be offered in 2016: 

  • Language and literature
  • History
  • Integrated humanities
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Integrated sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Extended mathematics
  • Interdisciplinary learning

During 2016, the only Spanish on-screen examination will be the interdiscipinary examination in sciences and:

  • Language and literature
  • History
  • Integrated sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Interdisciplinary learning

Students can also take Language and literature examinations in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Korean

ePortfolios

The table below outlines the available languages for the ePortfiolio, which can be offered in two subjects: language acquisition and the MYP personal project.

Language acquisition Personal project
Arabic Arabic
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin)
Dutch English
English French
French Japanese
German Russian
Hindi Spanish
Indonesian Swedish
Spanish Turkish

 

Find out more and register

If you'd like further information, please explore the following aspects of eAssessment in greater detail.

 

Benefits of eAssessment Grading and certificates Preparing for the exams

 

To register today, please refer to IBIS. 

 

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You can also find out how to become an IB World School, if you're interested in eAssessment but aren't one already.