The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) eAssessment has been shortlisted as a finalist in The PIEoneer Awards 2019.
The MYP eAssessment was introduced in 2016 and pushes students well beyond the rote memorization of subject-specific content—75% focuses on inquiry, communication and critical thinking skills. MYP eAssessment includes on-screen examinations with interactive tools and multimedia and serves as a good example of how the IB is constantly striving to innovate and improve its curriculum frameworks and assessments.
The PIEoneer Awards are the only global awards that celebrate innovation and achievement across the whole of the international education industry. The awards recognize both individuals and organizations who are pushing professional standards, evolving their engagement or redefining the international student experience.
MYP eAssessment has been shortlisted in the 'Digital innovation of the year – Learning' award category. This category looks at how using technology to lead learning, or implementing online or blended modules, can have a significant impact on the way teachers teach and students learn. A judging panel, representing geographical and professional diversity, will be looking for innovative use of technology with a clear success story on its impact for international students.
Eleonore Kromhout, Senior Manager Assessment Development and Delivery at the IB: "It is both a humbling and gratifying experience for the IB to receive external recognition for our work and the value of eAssessment because the team puts so much effort into developing and delivering these assessments. We are just as equally pleased that an IB survey conducted with MYP schools offering the eAssessment showed that it has enabled them to participate in exciting innovation in education, which is so attractive and relevant to young people. The eAssessment is allowing their students to master valuable approaches to learning (ATL) skills and to build CVs of aptitudes and skill sets, which set them apart from students who study in alternative programmes."
MYP coordinator James Nevin from the King Fahad Academy in London says: "My overriding outtake from implementing eAssessment in the MYP is that young people are ready to take on the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution and its cyber-physical systems created by the fusion of technologies, and educators are increasingly starting to join in. The MYP eAssessments are an exciting innovation to be a part of for students, schools, and the IB alike."
In 2018, the MYP eAssessment won 'Best use of summative assessment' in the eAssessment Awards in London, UK, and 'Best assessment solution' at the ScooNews Global Education Awards in Udaipur, India.
The winners of The PIEoneer Awards will be announced on 19 September 2019 at the awards ceremony in London.
Replay this webinar to find out how MYP schools that participated in the May 2018 examination session experienced the MYP eAssessments and how they impacted their school practices.