Understanding assessment during COVID-19

Schools, teachers and students around the world continue to experience tremendous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How is the IB awarding results in November 2021? | What role are predicted grades playing in November 2021?What role is Internal Assessment coursework playing in November 2021?How does the IB ensure examiner and marking quality?How is the IB maintaining fairness for the November 2021 session?How is the IB supporting recognition globally for November 2021?

These challenges are at the forefront of our minds as we prepare for awarding results during the November 2021 session using a dual assessment model. Read more about the dual assessment here.  

The videos and simplified one-page documents below explain the principles and processes that will enable us to award results for both routes, how we will maintain fairness across both routes and how we will consider the impact of the pandemic throughout the awarding process.

How is the IB awarding results in November 2021?

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What role are predicted grades playing in November 2021? 

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What role is Internal Assessment coursework playing in November 2021?

 

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How does the IB ensure examiner and marking quality?

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How is the IB maintaining fairness for the November 2021 session?

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Please note: this document has been updated. In a previous version, the document was not sufficiently clear that some elements of this applied only to the non-exam route.

For the non-exam route, no student will receive a result lower than the lowest of their coursework and quality assured predicted grade. This is similar to the exam route where no student will receive a grade lower than the lowest of their coursework and exam marks. Please be assured any generosity in the awarding of grades will be carefully replicated for both routes and the IB will deeply consider the impact of the pandemic during grade awarding.



How is the IB supporting recognition globally for November 2021?

The IB works closely with universities and education ministries globally to maintain and encourage the recognition of IB qualifications. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to engage in ongoing conversations across the world and have provided universities and ministries with regular updates.

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Results release dates

The IB conducts two examination sessions each year.

  • November session – results will be issued on 2 January 2022 from 12:00 GMT (noon).

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