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

2 Cambridge Assessment - a department of the University of Cambridge
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 Eg Singapore New Zealand

3 Cambridge Worldwide 10,000 schools 160 countries 40 governments
Our global community of Cambridge schools are spread all around the world – the areas in green on the map. Around half of our schools work directly with us. The other half work with us through governments – and we work with governments in over 40 countries and more than 30 ministries of education. So Cambridge is not only the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. We see Cambridge as a unique worldwide learning community. 10,000 schools 160 countries 40 governments

4 A Learner-Centered Approach
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: 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 Cambridge Secondary 2 - IGCSE
Curriculum Cambridge Secondary 2 - IGCSE An IGCSE course, typically offered in 9th and 10th grade, provides each student with the knowledge, concepts, and skills they need to engage in a higher level of learning 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 The Syllabus is Where it Begins and ……
Curriculum The Syllabus is Where it Begins and …… 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 Make into 2 slides and use graphic from syll to asst

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

8 Cambridge Critical Path: Supports 21st Century Skills & Common Core
Curriculum Cambridge Critical Path: Supports 21st Century Skills & Common Core Deconstruction Reconstruction Reflection analyze evidence & arguments rebuild the context consider changes to personal perspective An innovative approach to supporting students to think critically – through the skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis. Communication & Collaboration discuss, present and formulate an argument

9 Thought-Provoking Exams
Assessment 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

10 Assessment 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

11 Support for teachers and students
Classroom 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 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 It brings Cambridge schools and experts together online, through discussion forums and social networks. 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
Classroom 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

14 Higher Education Cambridge AICE comparisons to other Advanced Programs
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 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. 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.

15 Higher Education 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. Online University Recognitions Database

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