MYP students celebrate their results
More than 66,000 Middle Years Programme (MYP) students from around the world are set to receive their results from the May 2017 examination session.
This represents a 20.3 percent increase compared with last year. 703 schools in 95 countries participated and students received an average score of 35.8 points (of 56 possible maximum).
This is the second year that year 5 MYP students have had the opportunity to take part in the eAssessments (on-screen assessments and ePortfolios) launched in May 2016. The examinations are rich and authentic offering meaningful and relevant ways that students can engage with the assessments through media and interactive functions.
Schools managed well with the technical aspects of the programme’s ePortfolio upload and administering the on-screen examinations. There were very few difficulties reported by schools during the second year of live on-screen examinations, and the issues reported were resolved quickly and efficiently.
Chief Assessment Officer, Paula Wilcock, said, “It is wonderful to see an increased number of students taking part in MYP on-screen assessment this year as we remain committed to delivering valid, reliable and meaningful examinations on a large scale. I wish all those students receiving their results our very best. They can feel proud of their strong commitment to learning and a great deal of hard work. I would also like to thank the many IB examiners from all over the world who work tirelessly to ensure we deliver those results. MYP eAssessment is a reliable, globally consistent and highly innovative assessment model that can provide greater assurance and recognition for IB World Schools. The questions they pose help students engage with real world issues and raises their expectations and aspirations of what high quality assessment means. Furthermore, as we evolve and innovate our assessment practices to give students the best possible experience, I continue to be inspired and motivated by the many professionals who support us in those endeavours.”