Understand the support your students need as they prepare for the IB Diploma.

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Quick Look

Age: 16-18 years

Assessment: Adaptive, Digital, Baseline assessment

Sections: Vocabulary, Mathematics, Non-verbal skills

Avg Duration: 50 minutes

Predicts to: IB Diploma

Price: View current costs

Assessments to empower schools


IBE stands for International Baccalaureate Evaluation.
It is an adaptive baseline assessment which empowers schools to unlock the full potential of students.
Specific to Key Stage 5, CEM IBE helps you gauge an objective perspective of students’ strengths and weaknesses and see how they are likely to perform at IB Diploma.




Why do schools choose CEM IBE?


  • Nationally standardised scoring, comparing performance to national and independent school averages.

  • Predictive data is generated from baseline test scores, and/or (I)GCSE results, informing how each student is likely to perform at IB Diploma.

  • Value-added reports highlight your school’s value adding resources which impact student achievement.

What skills does CEM IBE assess?



Vocabulary: Word fluency and understanding



Mathematics: Logical thinking, manipulating numbers and numerical concepts



Non-verbal Ability: Ability to match patterns, reflections and rotations and applying visual intuition.

About the assessment

Adaptive: This is what makes us unique. Watch the video or read our blog to find out why adaptive testing is important.

Student-focus: Help students succeed along their educational journey. Alis reports include a detailed analysis of individual strengths and weaknesses to help structure a course of action for the academic year.

Quick: CEM IBE is simple to set-up and run. Results are available for download within 48 hours.

Research-based: CEM IBE is founded with research, helping schools explore students’ baseline abilities and to reveal the factors impacting student attainment at IB Diploma.

Predictions: CEM IBE forms an objective judgement which highlights the likelihood of achieving each grade at IB Diploma. We believe this is a holistic alternative to point-predictions. Watch the video above to find out more.


Objective Analysis


CEM IBE forms an independent baseline of performance, in relation to the national average.


Revealing Hidden Talent


The test reveals outliers of excellence, as well as any dips in performance which would require attentive support.




Once results are in, teachers can accommodate for learning needs, and plan the academic year accordingly.




The assessment data can support teachers’ judgement when discussing progress with individual students.




Value-added data is a transformational tool, helping senior leaders evaluate which practices are most impactful.




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"The adaptive tests are very time efficient in the way they are designed."

Rob Millar, Shrewsbury International School, Thailand


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