The following Assessment research studies address a range of topics related to the IB educational programmes that include IB summative assessments, the DP, CP and MYP. These studies focus on assessment related issues and ensure that IB assessment and its examination processing are appropriately informed by current research.
Statistical grade boundary setting approaches
In this study, AlphaPlus reviewed different statistical methods for calculating recommended grade boundaries and considered their suitability for different scenarios in Diploma Programme and Middle Year Programme assessments.
Summative assessments in a multilingual context
This study explores comparability in assessments across different languages by asking bilingual examiners to use comparative judgement to assess student work in both English and Spanish.
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Is DP science lost in translation?
In this study, Oxford University analysed student data from the May 2018 and 2019 DP Science exams to explain some of the differences in student achievement. They found that IB translations are of high quality.
Academic Honesty in the DP
This extensive study explores the Academic Honesty Survey in the DP; carried out by students, teachers and school administrators from 76 different IB World Schools worldwide.
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Report on the DP Academic Honesty Survey
This study looks into three surveys taken by students, teachers and school coordinators, about teaching Academic Honesty within the DP.
Report on the trial MYP eAssessments
This study explores the MYP eAssessment as a digital assessment platform, by observing IB World School students' on-screen examinations internationally.