Students are assessed by a combination of direct IB assessment and of internal assessment performed by the schools themselves.

The chosen Diploma Programme courses are assessed in accordance with the standard Diploma Programme assessment process combining external and internal assessment. Students take written examinations at the end of their courses, which are marked by external IB examiners. The marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest).

Within the core, approaches to learning, language development and community and service will be assessed and authenticated by the school. The reflective project is assessed by the school and moderated and graded by the IB (grades A to E with A being the highest).

The school is responsible for confirming to the IB that all components of the core have been achieved.

Student performance is thus not measured by comparison to their classmates taking the same exams but against specific criteria based on the objectives of each subject studied.  This is done to ensure objective and stable grades.

Statistically, the scores achieved by IB students have remained stable since the launch of the Diploma Programme. Universities value this consistency, which is one of the reasons why the programme is recognized and respected by the world’s leading post-secondary institutions.

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av Lauritsen, Vibeke, publisert 6. oktober 2013 | Skriv ut siden