IB Cancels May 2020 Examinations

IB Cancels May 2020 Examinations
Posted on 03/23/2020
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The International Baccalaureate May 2020 examinations previously scheduled between April 30 and May 22 for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates have been canceled.

Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor, and quality control already built into the programs.

Full details and FAQs will be sent to schools by March 27, 2020. The IB has posted initial FAQs on its COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update page. Next week, the IB will provide information about the Middle Years Programme eAssessment examinations that were due to be held May 11-22.

Coursework and Deadline Extensions

The IB has approved the following deadline extensions for schools currently closed due to COVID-19:

eCoursework early component deadline (March 15) extended to April 12.

Internal assessment deadline (April 20) extended to May 20.

MYP personal project and ePortfolio deadline (April 20) extended to May 20.

CAS completion entry deadline (June 1) extended to July 3.

Predicted grade entry for DP, CP and MYP is extended to June 1.

Externally assessed components for film, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts extended to May 30.

CP service learning and language development components extended to June 1.

Language A: literature school-supported, self-taught alternative oral extended to May 30.

It is important to note that while the IB will make every effort to ensure that student work is marked for issue of results, with the evolving nature of this situation and an increasing number of students impacted, there may be a situation in which students will receive a pending grade for subjects where coursework was received too close to issue results. 

As the situation is evolving, IB is asking that schools impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) contact the IB’s Adverse Circumstances team at support@ibo.org should they require additional support.

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