Assessment

Assessment is an important part of any curriculum, but the IB method of assessment differs greatly from the Ontario system. Specifically, IB places a much larger emphasis on end-of-course examinations. Most IB courses require students to write a set of examinations that are worth between 50-80% of a student’s final grade. This places pressure on the student to learn consistently throughout the course in order to perform well on final assessments. Here is an overview of the different assessment requirements in all of our IB subjects.

IB Evaluation Philosophy

CHCI IB Assessment and Evaluation Policy: Updated June 2015

Cameron Heights IB Courses: Assessment Components

This graphic provides a summary of all the Cameron Heights IB Assessments for the DP: assessments-for-the-ib-dp

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. Parkdale teachers do not mark any of the external assessments. 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 gr 12 year.

Plan ahead!  View the IB Examination Schedule May 2019
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.

Earning Diploma Points for EE and TOK

Diploma Points Matrix (May 2015 onwards)

Translating Ontario Grades to IB Grades

The IB Schools of Ontario Table of Equivalence 2014-2015