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1 Sherry Reach Deputy Regional Director Ryan Louise Miller Schools Development Manager – Northeast Cambridge International Examinations

2 Cambridge Assessment We prepare school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning We are at the heart of a global learning community including more than 10,000 schools We work in partnership with educators worldwide, including 40 national governments and education reform projects - a department of the University of Cambridge

3 Cambridge Worldwide 10,000 schools 160 countries 40 governments

4 Our programs provide learners with the foundation to achieve high levels of academic and personal learning in an engaging way. Together with schools, we aim to develop learners who are: A Learner-Centered Approach Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and of others Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges Engaged intellectually and socially, and ready to make a difference

5 An IGCSE course, typically offered in 9 th and 10 th grade, provides each student with the knowledge, concepts, and skills they need to engage in a higher level of learning Cambridge Secondary 2 - IGCSE Curriculum Enables a variety of routes for all abilities Gives schools opportunities to flexible and enhance other curriculum  Foundation curriculum  Broadened curriculum  Cross-curricular perspectives International in outlook with local relevance Over 70 subjects, including 30 languages

6 Aims and Learner Outcomes Assessment Objectives Description of assessment components Curriculum content  Including detailed summary of what candidates should know, understand and be able to do Grade descriptions Resource list, including textbooks and much more The Syllabus is Where it Begins and …… Curriculum

7 Excellent foundation Schools use Cambridge IGCSE to prepare students for:  College and careers  Cambridge AS/A Level courses  Cambridge AICE Diploma  IB Diploma  AP Curriculum

8 Cambridge Critical Path: Supports 21 st Century Skills & Common Core Reconstruction rebuild the context Deconstruction analyze evidence & arguments consider changes to personal perspective Reflection discuss, present and formulate an argument Communication & Collaboration Curriculum

9 Thought-Provoking Exams Reliable grading, standardized internationally Flexible for schools to provide different options Rigorous questions requiring more than rote-memory  Most exams are essay based  Gradually remove scaffolding throughout questions  Require the application of knowledge in unfamiliar contexts  Encourage connections to be made between topic areas or concepts Assessment

10  Assessments Developed yearly – multiple forms per year enabling the important resources to be available for Teachers  College Faculty engaged in Developing the assessments with critical role being played by the Chief Examiner  Lead college faculty member engaged in developing and marking the Assessment  Cambridge assessment model enables the flexibility to provide value added resources to districts and schools including:  Past Question Papers  Mark Schemes (Rubrics/Scoring Guidelines)  Reporting for Teachers  Grade Thresholds  Examiner reports/Examiner feedback webinars  Student Scores/Score Distributions  Future – USA Teachers Engaged Online scoring Assessment

11 Support for teachers and students Teacher Support Website – syllabus, online discussion groups, teacher guides and unit lesson plans, past exams & answers for planning, teaching and preparing students for success Classroom Learner Guides - test preparation, help to avoid common errors, practice exam questions, review of previous exams

12 Community Discussion boards for general or individual subjects allows educators from around the globe to collaborate and engage in educational debate Community Resource boards allow educators to share labs, activities, and other resources to be used by others around the world

13 Subject-Specific Professional Development for Cambridge Teachers Online courses  Introductory Self-Study  Tutor-led  Ask the Examiner Q & A Face to Face Training led by Cambridge Teachers / Examiners Best Practices Workshops led by US Teachers with Cambridge experience Custom trainings to fit the needs of your school Classroom

14 Shaw, S., & Bailey, C. (2011). Success in the US: Are Cambridge International Assessments Good Preparation for University Study? Journal of College Admission, (Fall 2011), 6–16. 14 Brief Description: This study compares the effects of AICE participation to AP, IB, and matched students who did not earn credit through an advanced program on FYGPA. Sample Size and Characteristics: The sample included more than 8,500 students who entered FSU during the academic years of 2007-2010. Key Finding: Cambridge AICE students earned higher FYGPA compared to AP and IB students, and all three groups earned higher FYGPA compared to matched students who did not earn credit through an advanced program. Cambridge AICE comparisons to other Advanced Programs Higher Education

15 Online University Recognitions Database University Recognition Cambridge has a university recognitions database with credit and placement policies established at Universities across the USA Recognition at over 500 colleges and universities in the US, including the SUNY and University of California system, NYU, Columbia, Cornell, Fordham, all Florida colleges and universities. Yale, Harvard, Duke, etc. Higher Education

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