Category Archives: Grading and Assessment
It used to be that creationists denied that dinosaurs existed at all, their response to what are the ancient bones we find then was that “Satan put them in the ground to tempt us”. However, over the past decade it … Continue reading
The International Schools Assessment (ISA) is used to monitor the learning of 50 000 or so students in close to 300 international schools each year. The ISA assesses progress in reading, mathematics and writing and allows schools to monitor individual … Continue reading
Poor Calvin, I think this test question probably needs some structure or scaffolding to help him build up to answering this type of question first. The same with our MYP assessments, we need to scaffold our assessments in order that … Continue reading
What is the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA)? The ISA assessment program is designed especially for students in international schools in Grades 3 to 10. It is based on the internationally endorsed reading and mathematical literacy frameworks of the OECD’s Programme … Continue reading
Rick Wormeli: How Much Should Homework Count? link http://youtu.be/nMJ-vEl4WB8 Clear and concise reasons why homework should not count towards summative assessments. I particularly like his analogy of homework to sports practise.
Mr D explains how he grades papers! Don’t panic, teachers do not really grade papers like this.
The IB does not offer moderation or monitoring of assessment for samples in non-official languages, for rather obvious logistical reasons. However, for our Language A and Language B teachers of Bahasa Indonesia this means that they do not get valuable … Continue reading
Today and tomorrow all our secondary Maths staff are off timetable because they will be spending time reviewing our MYP Maths programme. Topics include Understanding AoI’s and Student Inquiry, Vertical and Horizontal Planning, Designing Assessments and Unit Planning. We are … Continue reading
Sad really, these students are trying their best but end up being victims of corruption and politics. Many schools in Indonesia are struggling to provide safe classrooms let alone a decent education. I wonder if the 99.5% pass rate is … Continue reading
Research shows that IB primary-and middle-years students perform better on international assessments than their peers at non-IB schools
IB Students out-perform their non-IB peers in academic areas, indicating high social and emotional well-being Singapore May 23, 2012 – A research study completed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), on behalf of the International Baccalaureate® (IB), examined … Continue reading