Join us at the Bett Show 2018
The IB will be demonstrating the new Middle Years Programme (MYP) eAssessment model at Bett Show 2018 from 24-27 January in London.
On-screen exam demos | Win online professional development
Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27, January 2018 | Stand B84 | Excel London
Live demos and free professional development
At Bett 2018, representatives from the IB will be showcasing our innovative on-screen examinations which offer a media-rich immersive assessment experience for the authentic assessment of skills and knowledge at 11.00am and 3.00pm daily on Stand B84. The demonstrations are limited to 15 people per session so sign up here to secure your place. By signing up for the live demos you will automatically be entered into the daily prize draw for free online professional development from the IB covering topics such as leadership and international-mindedness in an educational context. There are 10 prizes to be won.
For Generation Z and the forthcoming Generation Alpha technology is just part of day-to-day life and, as such, can be successfully incorporated into education to complement pedagogy: providing teachers with a variety of tools, processes and resources to not only enhance the learning process further, but to assess students in a contemporary manner that they are familiar with.
Since 1994, IB World Schools have adopted the IB Middle Year’s Programme (MYP) as a means of providing an education that recognizes the developmental needs of students aged 11 to 16. Today, the MYP leads the way globally as a concept-based programme that offers innovative assessments that are fit for purpose in a rapidly globalized and complex world.
The IB developed the MYP eAssessment, taken by 16 year-olds upon completion of the MYP, to lead change in educational assessment with an on-screen assessment model to evaluate students’ progress and test their knowledge. A key element of the eAssessment is its focus on inquiry, communication and critical thinking skills, with only 25 percent of its evaluation based on knowledge and understanding. This forward-thinking approach to assessment, paired with the on-screen element, provides students with an opportunity to express themselves in assessments, as well as the scope to interact with images, visual texts, videos and complex models.
The inaugural exam session concluded in May 2017, with over 7,753 students across the world taking a total of 51,000+ on-screen examinations.
A 50 year legacy
For close to 50 years the IB has exemplified an approach to teaching and learning that is arguably more rigorously researched and ‘road-tested’ than any other curriculum in the world. It is the first leading educational organization to offer globally consistent, valid and reliable examinations which are:
- go beyond rote memorization,
- and encourage students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, forming a more diverse set of skills.