Two significant external examinations are administered to students at various grade levels throughout the year at ISB: IB Diploma exams and Measuring Academic Progress (MAP) tests. We are proud of our students and thank the teachers, parents and friends who support, coach and encourage them throughout their years at ISB. We know, of course, exam results are just one indicator of school success. The many wonderful opportunities provided for students through the myriad of course offerings and an extensive extra-curricular program all significantly contribute to the strong reputation enjoyed by ISB in the international school community.
It gives us great pleasure to announce the IB Diploma Programme Results for the Class of 2019.
This year, 100 students participated in IB Diploma exams, with 94 students entered into the full Diploma Programme. 84 students were awarded the full Diploma (89% of the cohort entered), with those passing the full Diploma scoring an average of 34 points (well above the world average of 30 points). These are excellent results, especially given the comprehensive intake of our student body.
Beyond these results, each student has also contributed significantly to our ISB community and impressed with their unique talents both in and out of the classroom. Our dedicated teaching staff and supportive parent community all played a role in creating the conditions for these students to succeed.
Although many students from the Class of 2019 are still in the process of finalising their final university destination choices, we are very pleased to report that our students have received offers from leading global institutions including: Cornell University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan in the USA; The University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, London School of Economics, University of Oxford, and UCL (University College London) in the United Kingdom; Delft University of Technology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Leiden University in The Netherlands; and, McGill University, University of Toronto, and The University of British Columbia in Canada.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019! We wish them all the best for the future.
We track our students’ progress with a range of different assessments. One of the methods ISB uses is the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), developed by Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), as an externally referenced assessment tool to benchmark learning growth. MAP provides comprehensive data on student achievement and growth, over time, in Reading and Mathematics. Achievement in MAP is indicated by a RIT score, and it is expected that RIT scores will increase over time.
MAP results are provided as a numerical RIT (Raisch Unit) score. This score is used to measure a student’s achievement level at different times of the school year and compute growth.
*International = International school students
**USA = US Public school students. NWEA results are completed every three years. The most recent data of all NWEA norms is from 2015.