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

WL IB Assessment calendar

The Washington-Liberty IB faculty has collaborated to create a calendar of IB assessments by course.  This calendar includes due dates for official IB assessments (i.e. internal assessments, selected external assessments).  It does not include regular class assessments (i.e projects, presentations, unit tests, etc.).

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.

WL IB Assessment Calendar (Updated 1/20/24) – click on image below:

thumbnail of WL IB Assessment Calendar- 2023-2024 – UPDATE 1.20.24


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?