The International Baccalaureate® (IB) assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals of the Diploma Programme (DP) courses.
DP assessment procedures measure the extent to which students have mastered advanced academic skills in fulfilling these goals, for example:
Basic skills are also assessed, including:
In addition to academic skills, DP assessment encourages an international outlook and intercultural skills, wherever appropriate.
Student results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student's position in the overall rank order.
The IB uses both external and internal assessment in the DP.
Examinations form the basis of the assessment for most courses. This is because of their high levels of objectivity and reliability.
Teacher assessment is also used for most courses. This includes: