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IB Diploma Coordinator

Josh Singer singerj@fccps.org

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The IB DP is widely praised because of its goal of developing twenty-first-century skills in our students. The skills are reflected in the IB Learner Profile and in Meridian High School’s vision.

Assessing twenty-first-century skills such as critical and creative thinking, inquiry, research, conceptual understanding, cross-cultural communication, etc, requires dynamic and complex forms of assessment. Thus, “a variety of different methods are used to measure student achievement against the objectives for each [IB] course.”

An IB exam “score” is the result of both external assessments and internal assessments. Internal assessments are initially assessed by classroom teachers and moderated by IBO examiners. External assessments are wholly assessed by IB examiners and include:

  • essays

  • structured problems

  • short-response questions

  • data-response questions

  • text-response questions

  • case-study questions

  • multiple-choice questions [limited to a small portion of Group 4 (Science) assessments]

2024 IB/AP Exam Materials

Printout of AP/IB Exam Schedule

Click for full MHS AP and IB Testing Schedule

AP and IB exams begin at the end of April and run through late May. Students are emailed personalized schedules* no later than two weeks before the exams start, informing them of their exam schedule, including dates, times, and locations.

*AP and IB Coordinators review exam schedules and work directly with students and families to resolve conflicts.