Two significant external examinations take place at International School Basel each year: IB Diploma exams and Measuring Academic Progress (MAP) tests.
As an IB World School, our Grade 12 students take the IB Diploma Examinations. In 2022, 125 students completed this examination..
- For the 118 students who completed the full Diploma,100% achieved a pass rate, compared with a world average of 85.6%. Our students achieved an average score of 37 points (out of a maximum of 45 points), compared to a world average of 31.98 points. We are also delighted to announce that 4 students achieved the maximum 45 points!
- For the 7 students who took Diploma Programme Courses, they completed a total of 28 individual Courses, scoring an average of 5 points per course (out of a maximum of 7 points), which is an excellent result.
We are proud to be an inclusive school and our results continue to place our school at the top amongst other inclusive schools around the world. We are committed to accompany students through their entire educational journey.
To track our students’ progress, we use a range of assessments including the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), developed by Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). This externally referenced assessment tool provides comprehensive data on student achievement and growth, over time, in Reading and Mathematics. Achievement in MAP is indicated by a RIT score, which is expected to increase over time.
ISB MAP test results are reported along with the data from:
- USA Normative Data 2020 (all students writing MAP tests in the USA); updated in 2020 and will be the one used for the next five years.
- ECIS Schools (The Educational Collaborative for International Schools - which grew out of the European Council of International Schools) - a group of like minded international schools of which 78 write MAP tests;
- EARCOS Schools (East Asian Regional Council of Schools) - the highest achieving region for international schools of which 91 write MAP tests.
- Switzerland: Eight schools in Switzerland write MAP tests.
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.
1. – US Public school students. NWEA results are completed every five years. The most recent data of all NWEA norms is from 2020
2. – ECIS (The Educational Collaborative for International Schools) - a group of like minded international schools of which 115 write MAP tests.
3. – EARCOS (East Asian Regional Council of Schools) - the highest achieving region for international schools of which 115 write MAP tests