Following on from its win at the Teach Secondary Awards, the MYP eAssessment is now one of nine finalists for the Innovator of the Year Award. The winner will be announced on 22 January at the Bett Awards Ceremony in London.
The IB is nominated alongside Lego Education, coding innovators Kano and Cornerstones Education, to name but a few.
Introduced in 2016, the MYP eAssessment offers students an option to gain qualification for their middle years education with an assessment experience that aligns with today’s digital learning environment. For educators it provides an innovative tool to gain valuable insights into teaching and learning, helping to inform teaching practice and make judgements about students’ development as global learners, their ability to transfer understanding to unfamiliar situations, and their capacity to connect academic study with the world beyond.
The innovation of the MYP eAssessment has been successfully showcased at the Bett Show in recent years.
Paula Wilcock Chief Assessment Officer said, “We are delighted to be shortlisted as finalists for Innovator of the Year at the Bett Awards 2020. The IB is constantly improving and innovating its curriculum and assessment to raise the learning and teaching experience. We are proud to be recognised for these efforts to provide assessments that go beyond measuring what a student knows but also how to use and apply that knowledge in the wider world.”
In 2018 MYP eAssessment was awarded “Best use of summative assessment’ at the Eassessment Awards in London, UK, and ‘Best assessment solution’ at the ScooNews Global Education Awards in Udaipur, India. In total, the MYP eAssessments have been recognised as finalists in six education and technology awards.
About the Bett Awards
The Bett Awards are a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education. The awards form an integral part of Bett each year, the world’s leading showcase of education technology solutions. The winners are seen to have excelled in ICT provision and support for nurseries, schools, colleges and special schools alike with a clear focus on what works in the classroom.