IB Assessments at Washington-Liberty

Assessment is an important part of the instructional cycle.  It provides information about student learning and development, as well as a framework for planning, collaboration, and self-reflection.  WLHS believes that learning can be measured through a variety of assessments.  Measurement of student achievement is based on the belief that assessment of students serves four basic functions: formative assessment, summative assessment, diagnostic assessment, and assessment for program placement.

IB Assessments

IB assessments are broken into two categories:  internal assessments (IA) and external assessments (EA).  Both the IA’s and the EA’s are assessments which have been designed by IB.

Internal assessments External assessments
  • Administered at some point during the timeframe of the course
  • Delivered, guided, and assessed internally by WLHS teacher based on IB criterion
  • A portion of the work is moderated by IB examiners to ensure adherence to established criterion
  • Can count 20-40% of the final IB mark
  • Most administered in May.  Some exceptions include written assignments for Language & Literature (Group 1) cand exhibitions and portfolios for The Arts (Group 6)
  • Link to May exam information
  • Assessed externally by IB examiners based on IB criterion
  • Can count for 60-80% of the final IB mark

IB Assessment calendar

The Washington-Liberty IB faculty has collaborated to create a calendar of IB assessments by course.  While this calendar might change slightly during the year, it is a very good guide.  It is a great tool for students to use in planning ahead to manage their time.

IB Assessments – 2022-2023   UPDATED 10/25/22

Group 4 Project

Use this link to record your reflection for the IB Group 4 Project.  (REMINDER:  You will need to be logged into APS Google.)

For your reflection, consider:

  • The intersection of different science disciplines in addressing an issue or unknown.
  • The application of science in the real world.


Awarding the diploma

Awarding the IB Diploma: Which candidates will earn the diploma?