Assessment is an important part of any curriculum, but the IB method of assessment differs somewhat from the Ontario system in that its deadlines are preset by the IBO. Teachers will follow the WRDSB AER policy for many formative assessments throughout the year; however, official IB assessments are due on specific dates and no extensions are possible.  The school has determined internal deadlines for IB assessments and provide these dates well in advance. Consequently, failure to meet these deadlines will be detrimental to an IB student’s overall grade and may jeopardize the achievement of the IB Diploma. Once the IB deadline has passed, no more submissions are possible.
       Specifically, IB predicted grades are based on practice assessments that occur throughout grade 11 and 12 of this two year program. Skill development and content taught throughout the two years are assessed by the classroom teacher so that a predicted grade for each student can be determined prior to IB examinations. Most IB courses require students to write a set of examinations that are worth between 50 and 80% of a student’s final grade. Learning tasks are designed to develop skills and understanding and engaged students are well prepared for May examinations.
       Here is an overview of the different assessment requirements in all of our IB subjects.


CHCI IB Assessment Policy 2020

Cameron Heights IB Courses: Assessment Components

This graphic provides a summary of all the Cameron Heights IB Assessments for the DP: CHCI IB Assessments – Graphic

Internal Assessment

Each IB course has an element of internal assessment. These are tasks that are evaluated and recorded by our IB teachers, based on IB rubrics and requirements. These evaluations are then sent to a series of IB moderators, who are experienced IB teachers around the world, who double and triple-check the evaluation and then they award the final grades for the internal assessment tasks.

External Assessment

Each IB course has an element of external assessment. These are tasks that are evaluated by external examiners and moderators, who are usually expert IB teachers around the world. Cameron Heights teachers do not mark any of the external assessments for our own students, but we do have IB Examiners on staff who would be assigned assessments from other schools around the world. Examiners are also moderated by other IB moderators, who double and triple-check the evaluation, and they award the final grades for the external assessments. The external assessment element for most courses is a set of examinations that are written in May of the grade 12 year.

These exams are standardized so that each student in every IB World School writes the same exam papers. Standardization is a crucial component of IB assessments, and this ensures that schools are held accountable for coverage of material. To that end, Cameron Heights IB teachers all attend IB Training, and frequently dialog with other IB teachers, through roundtables and the IBO’s Online Curriculum Centre, about curriculum, resources, and assessment practises.

IB 1-7 Scale

Unlike Ontario Ministry of Education courses, each IB subject is graded on a scale of 1-7. 7 is the highest level of achievement, and 1 is the lowest. Each of the six courses will be graded on a scale of 1-7 points, then the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge will be graded and the marks combined (see below) into a scale of 0-3 points. The maximum score for an IB Diploma student is 45 points.

In general, students must achieve a minimum of 24 points in order to be successfully awarded the IB Diploma. In rare instances, a student may be unsuccessful in achieving his IB Diploma.  These instances are outlined in this document:
Parents and students should be aware of the General Regulations for the Diploma Programme.

IB Grade Descriptors

IB Grade Descriptors

Earning Diploma Points for EE and TOK

Diploma Points Matrix (May 2015 onwards)

The IB Schools of Ontario Table of Equivalence