At Bett 2020, representatives from the International Baccalaureate (IB) will be showcasing the innovative on-screen examinations that are taken by 16-year-old students upon completion of the Middle Year’s Programme (MYP).
The MYP eAssessment is one of nine finalists for the Innovator of the Year Award at Bett Awards 2020. In 2018, the 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.
For Generation Z and the forthcoming Generation Alpha, technology is just part of day-to-day life. The IB is successfully incorporating technology into education to complement IB pedagogy: providing teachers with a variety of tools, processes and resources to not only enhance the learning process further, but to assess students in a contemporary manner that they are familiar with.
A key element of MYP on-screen examinations is the focus on inquiry, communication and critical thinking skills, with only 25 percent of the evaluation based on knowledge and understanding. This forward-thinking approach to assessment provides students with an opportunity to express themselves in assessments, as well as the scope to interact with images, visual texts, videos and complex models.
We have been a ‘laptop school’ for ten years. The eAssessments are pushing us further to tap into the possibilities that a technology-pervasive environment affords.” - David and Michele Mindorff, Middle Years Programme Coordinators at Lyford Cay International School in the Bahamas