Cancel or Modify M21 IB exams

Cancel or Modify M21 IB exams

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Farida Jazairi started this petition to International Baccalaureate and

COVID-19 has only been getting worse these past months, and due to that many IB schools worldwide have been faced with forced government shutdowns once again for the sake of public safety.

Despite these shut downs the International Baccalaureate Organization refuses to be lenient towards the M21 candidates. The candidates are expected to sit for their exams in May regardless of school closures.

The IB curriculum is known to be one of the most challenging curriculums that requires close interactions between the students and their instructors. Most of the  class of 2021 globally spent more than half of the 2019-2020 school year and are expected to spend the entirety of the 2020-2021 school year online. This class has been associated with many problems such as they haven't had an equal environment for learning, according to professors at the University of Stanfford: "Online students did substantially worse than students in the same face-to-face course: They earned lower grades, were less likely to succeed in subsequent courses, and more likely to drop out." this shows the drastic decrease in the quality of online learning. Students are not able to present the required components for their Diploma effectively.

Moreover, in low income communities many students don't have access to computers and internet connections, putting these candidates at severe disadvantages.

Many countries are faced with their second and third waves of the virus, which increases the chances of spending the rest of this school year online. 

Students are expected to sit for the M21 Exams in a few months. Other than not being able to get an equal learning environment compared to previous IB graduates, the students would also not be prepared to take the M21 exams but also unsafe and unfair for students to be able to meet in a testing area. 

Please sign this petition for the thousands of students around the world. We believe that the M21 exams should either be cancelled or decreased in terms of the material. The IBO needs to take initiative and show leniency towards their students by modifying the exams. No student should feel the need to choose between their health and their academics.

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