What is the CEM IBE Assessment?

The CEM IBE assessment is a post-16 assessment system designed for schools and colleges following the IB Diploma programme. It provides an individualised learner profile, comprising baseline measures and predictive information to ensure learners maximise their potential. The assessment is computer-based and adaptive for each student. This means that each individual receives a unique assessment tailored for them, with questions varying in difficulty according to the responses given, making it an engaging and time-efficient approach. Furthermore the CEM IBE system also provides detailed value-added progress information for each student and subject at the end of the course.

What’s unique about CEM assessments?

CEM’s assessments are all adaptive. This means that questions are tailored to each individual student, so the assessment is not too difficult or too easy. Each student is presented with a personalised and accurate assessment that is suited to them and can be carried out in an engaging and time-efficient way.

How does the CEM IBE assessment work?

The CEM IBE assessment is an adaptive assessment which provides a baseline measure, and predictions of likely future performance. The assessment is carried out individually on a computer, usually within the first term, and takes approximately 50 minutes to complete.

It assesses the following areas, which research has shown are related to later academic outcomes:

  • Vocabulary
  • Mathematics
  • Non-verbal abilities
Vocab
Maths
Non Verbal

CEM IBE also includes an attitudinal assessment of the learner’s approach to education, providing key insight into attitudes, aspirations and expectations which can be used to support individual progress. This is carried out in the second or third term.

Responses from the adaptive assessment are returned directly to CEM for analysis, so there is no need for data entry or marking. If you have students who have completed (I)GCSE assessments, you can also submit these for analysis to inform predictions and value-added measures.

What can the CEM IBE assessment tell me?

CEM IBE is a powerful tool to support individual learning and progress. The baseline assessment can help identify learners’ underlying potential, and the attitudinal assessment provides a comprehensive learner profile to help support progress.

Baseline feedback reports from the assessment are available within 48 hours, looking at individual and cohort performance. If you are also submitting (I)GCSE grades, further analysis is available following submission of grades.

‘Value-added’ progress measures can support with evidencing success at a learner, department or institution level, helping to identify areas of improvement and to enhance target-setting, as well as enabling you to monitor profiles over time.

The predictive feedback provided by the CEM IBE assessment is invaluable for informing motivating and realistic targets for learners taking their IB Diploma. It enables appropriate planning for the future, providing predictions by subject, along with chances graphs, indicating likely future performance to inform essential discussion with learners.

CEM IBE feedback reporting includes:

  • Nationally standardised baseline scores.
  • ‘Value-added’ progress measures evidencing success over time; identifying areas for improvement; informing target-setting, self-evaluation and providing evidence for accreditation.
  • Predictive scores and chances graphs showing likely future attainment to inform discussions with learners and appropriate learning pathways.

Example feedback for the CEM IBE assessment:

The Individual Pupil Record Chances graphs Value-added charts

The Individual Pupil Record offers standardised scores and a breakdown of Vocabulary, Mathematics and Non-verbal scores visually detailing student preformance, strengths and weaknesses in each section of the assessment.

Chances graphs offer a picture of likely future outcome, expressed as a percentage chance, in each subject for the IB Diploma, for individual students and across subjects.

Value-added charts show performance for each subject, demonstrating where attainment is broadly in line with, above or below expectation.

The Individual Pupil Record

The Individual Pupil Record offers standardised scores and a breakdown of Vocabulary, Mathematics and Non-verbal scores enabling accurate comparison of abilities.

Chances graphs

Chances graphs offer a picture of likely future outcome, expressed as a percentage chance, in each subject for the IB Diploma, for individual students and across subjects.

Value-added charts

Value-added charts show performance for each subject, demonstrating where attainment is broadly in line with, above or below expectation.

How can I purchase CEM IBE assessment?

Find out more about prices and how to sign up at the Costs and Registration Forms Page.

You might also be interested in CEM’s secondary assessment systems, comprising baseline and curriculum assessments for learners aged 11-16.

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