MYP students worldwide celebrate their results in the IB’s 50th anniversary year
In the year that the IB celebrates 50 years of delivering education for a better world, more than 71,000 Middle Years Programme (MYP) students from around the world are receiving their results from the May 2018 examination session today. This represents a 8.87% increase compared with last year. 775 schools in 98 countries participated, and students received an average score of 32.65 points (of 56 possible maximum).
Earlier this year, the MYP eAssessment was awarded Best Use of Summative Assessment at the eAssessment Awards and was recognized for its innovative examination techniques that make learning and assessment more meaningful. The MYP eAssessment was introduced in 2016 for Year 5 students. The assessment goes beyond rote memorization; 75% focuses on inquiry, communication and critical thinking skills.
Chief Assessment Officer, Paula Wilcock, said, “It is wonderful to see an increased number of students taking part in MYP on-screen assessments. I wish all those students receiving their results our congratulations on this achievement. We remain committed to delivering media rich, interactive assessments that assess real-world skills such as communication and critical thinking. 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.”
Following its founding in 1968, the first IB exams took place in 1971 with a total of 29 students taking part. Since then, the IB has gone on to continually develop innovative assessment that is recognized globally. To learn more about the history of the IB and the achievements of our alumni, visit our 50th anniversary website.