The Relationship between Teaching, Learning and Digital Assessment: Final Report

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Digital technology, Student assessment, Online assessment, Learning progressions, Continuous assessment, Mathematics teaching, Science teaching, Literacy education, History teaching, Surveys, Interviews, Data, Literature review, Primary education, Middle years, Secondary education


Report submitted to the International Baccalaureate Organisation by the Australian Council for Educational Research.


In this research study, we examine the key trends shaping education in the digital space and identify how these can inform and strengthen practices within International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. Within the IB context, we focus on the evolution of digital technologies – particularly in the realm of assessment – and discuss how the IB can move into the future in a way that best balances technological advances with an approach that stays true to the philosophy of the IB and its programmes. The report is the culmination of a lengthy and multi-faceted study which has involved four distinct but linked research activities, predominantly over a 12 month period between October 2018 and September 2019.

Place of Publication

The Hague, Netherlands


International Baccalaureate Organization