More than 7,500 Middle Years Programme (MYP) students recently received their results following the first MYP eAssessment examination session in May. This session was also the first time that all MYP schools took part in IB-validated moderation of the MYP Personal Project – the result was an impressive range of student projects.
Comments chief assessment officer, Paula Wilcock, “We are delighted at the level of engagement demonstrated by MYP students in our first live exam session and wish to congratulate them for their hard work and achievement.”
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 first live onscreen examination period, and the issues reported were resolved efficiently.
Ashish Trivedi, MYP School services manager, Asia Pacific commented, “In the absence of a prescribed syllabus, success in onscreen examinations purely depends on students’ ability to think critically, creatively and solve problems by transferring their skills, knowledge and understanding to new and unfamiliar situations. This is a very significant aspect of the eAssessments as it further encourages schools to focus on learning that lasts long, is meaningful, relevant and transferable across time, space, cultures and continents: a 21st century learning priority. An external validation of students’ performance by the IB is a bonus for those who choose higher educational pathways that require an externally accredited qualification.”
In the Asia Pacific region, nearly 1,000 students took part in these, the first MYP eAssesment session. China, Indonesia and Malaysia had the largest cohorts and significant numbers of students could also be found Korea, India and Singapore.
Head of MYP Assessment, Gareth Hegarty, who is extremely pleased with the way schools and students have responded to the demands and opportunities offered by eAssessment, says, “All MYP schools can now benefit from the assessment of the personal project and from the wide range of innovative teaching material generated for this and future sessions. Those schools who choose to take part in eAssessment will also mark their students’ achievement with a recognised and valued qualification. The MYP is truly leading the way globally as a progressive programme in the digital age.”
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The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is for students aged 11-16. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP).Posted in Campus