RM Education has been awarded a four year extension to its onscreen marking contract by the International Baccalaureate.
RM Education, the international education group, and the International Baccalaureate® (IB), have agreed an extension to the existing contract to provide onscreen marking services, taking the period over which RM will provide services to the IB to early 2020.
Under the agreement, RM Education will also provide significant enhancements to its world-class scoris online marking platform which the IB uses to mark examinations electronically. The new functionality will include multi-language capability (including French and Spanish), support for a wider range of operating systems and a pilot of a new results portal. The new services, worth £7m, have been signed as a series of new service contracts under a framework agreement reached between RM and the International Baccalaureate in 2009.
IB Director General, Jeffrey Beard, said:
With the anticipated strong demand for IB programmes between now and 2020, we require the best possible systems and services to support the way in which we handle marking. We have been delighted by the spirit of open partnership with which RM have approached their e-marking service for us to date. We are confident that this agreement will allow us to maintain the quality and reliability of our assessment operations into the future, and at the same time serve many more schools.
Chief Executive of RM Education, Terry Sweeney said:
We are delighted to extend our relationship with the International Baccalaureate who are one of the world's most important providers of qualifications. This partnership, based on our innovative scoris platform, will help provide all those involved in taking or grading exams with the reliable, easy to use systems they require.