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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

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

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