Today, the International Baccalaureate (IB) celebrates its 50th anniversary. 

The founders  of the IB believed in an education that is valued globally, taps into students’ natural curiosity, encourages critical inquiry and understanding, and teaches skills and not only content. 

In 1968, the IB started with a single diploma programme which was offered by seven schools. In 2018, 50 years on, the IB has grown to four programmes of education which are offered by more than 4,900 schools in 153 countries. It has grown whilst remaining true to its principles.  

To meet current education contexts, the IB is continually innovating and using technology to better satisfy the needs of teachers, students and parents. 

RM Results is delighted to have been part of this journey since 2009 when, to meet the challenge of marking exams reliably across languages, time zones and increasing candidature, the IB began transitioning from paper-based marking to e-marking with RM Assessor. Each year, the IB uses RM Assessor to mark around one million diploma scripts in the IB’s three official languages, e-coursework and audio and video exam submissions. 

To mark this anniversary, RM Results and the IB organised a joint-event “2020 and Beyond: Opportunities and Challenges for Assessment in the Digital Age”. The event gathered 50 assessment specialists who discussed how to gain insights from examining marking data, the potential that e-assessment offers to transform the assessment experience for students and the curricular, pedagogic and assessment changes that will be required in the future. 

Watch the video below to see the overview of the event.

Opportunities and challenges in digital assessment from RM Results on Vimeo.