IB to adjust students’ grades after multiple review requests
Amendments will be made using predicted grades and coursework.
After careful deliberation, the International Baccalaureate (IB) announced on Monday that it will be adjusting results that had been awarded for the May 2020 session of diploma programme (DP) and career-related programme (CP).
Amendments will be made using predicted grades and coursework known as IA. “Given the current unprecedented times, using the IAs as the basis for awarding the updated grades provides an accurate and reliable reflection of an IB student’s performance,” IB said.
“The IA grades are based on student coursework and assessed by trained independent IB examiners.”
The IB also confirmed that “no IB student will incur an overall point score decrease from the originally issued grades as a result of these adjustments”.
More than 24,000 students worldwide had signed a petition last month seeking a reassessment of the awarded grades, which had sparked a backlash since their announcement on July 6.
Students had complained that the grades were lower than their predicted scores.
However, in the UAE, pupils had achieved IB results that were higher than the global average, with some pupils earning a perfect score.
Students in the country earned an IB average of 32.80 points of the maximum of 45. Globally, the average was 29.90. The passing rate in the UAE was 93.77 per cent.
News Source : Khaleej Times