Congratulations 2020 Middle Years Programme graduates
Today, more than 82,283 International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) students from around the world have received their eAssessment results, representing a 5.6% increase in candidate numbers, compared with last year.
This year, 862 IB World Schools in 104 countries submitted students’ personal projects. 221 of those schools also submitted ePortfolios and/or predicted grades for on-screen examinations that were cancelled in May 2020; with 23 new schools this represents another increase in IB World Schools offering the optional eAssessment compared to 2019.
The IB made a commitment that its students would receive their results in August. The MYP certificate has been awarded based on candidate achievement in ePortfolio subjects (language acquisition, design, arts and/or PHE) and the personal project. In addition, the IB reviewed registration data to check that the student studied the four subjects usually assessed with on-screen examinations, prepared for the interdisciplinary assessment and fulfilled the programme of learning requirements.
The IB also adapted the conditions for passing the MYP certificate, which included the removal of: the requirement to score at least 28 points; grades in the on-screen examinations; each ePortfolio subject and personal project to be graded at least a grade 3 or higher.
A total of 27 out of 221 IB World Schools that offer the MYP eAssessment opted to receive a calculated grade. This meant that the IB was able to award grades for on-screen examination subjects to students from these schools, using student performance in ePortfolio subjects, the personal project, school context and predicted grades. Rank order was used as a check point in this process.
This year, there has been an increase in performance in ePortfolio subjects, demonstrating that MYP framework is becoming embedded in IB World Schools.
All MYP students should be extremely proud of the significant pieces of work they have completed as part of the programme. Due to studying the four subjects usually assessed with on-screen examinations, completing the ePortfolios and personal project, MYP students will be entering the next stage of their education with key skills such as critical thinking, reflection, communication and collaboration; all sought after skills needed to thrive in tomorrow’s world.
Dr Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate, said: "I share my warmest congratulations with all MYP students receiving their results today. You have all had to deal with a level of global disruption that has never been experienced before, and you should all be extremely proud of your hard work and commitment to your education.
"As an organization, we would also like to share our utmost gratitude for the tremendous efforts of our IB World Schools, teachers, coordinators, administrators, chief examiners and, of course, parents. We are grateful for your dedication and commitment for the benefit of IB students around the world."
Please click here to view our frequently asked questions in response to MYP results day 2020. If you have any specific concerns or questions, please contact your IB coordinator (for students and parents) or your IB World School manager (for IB World Schools).