An Insight: How IB Assessment is Done & Ensured the Recognition for its Diploma?

Aarushi Singh
3 min readSep 3, 2021

There are indeed the best residential schools in India, and then there are IB residential schools. IB schools have recently gained much attraction from the parents, who have noticed the growth in the IB students, which is much progressive than the other school’s students. Moreover, the IB students beam with confidence because they know the practical keys to success in life.

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The insight on the assessments and diploma recognition of IB schools in India is thoroughly explained below.

In IB Schools, How is the Final Assessment Done?

The IB Research Unit, now based in Cardiff, UK, conducts examinations at the end of the IB DP programme, with all IB schools throughout the world taking part in one of two assessment cycles: May or November. For different courses, each school is allocated approved IB Examiners from throughout the world. The Cardiff Office moderates the grading process, which is based on criterion reference.

The assessment is based on the student’s actual learning, comprehension, and interpretation of a topic, not only on their capacity to recollect information. The final IB grade is based on a blend of the student’s project work and performance across the two years of the DP programme and the final examination. This is done in two parts.

Formative

  • Teacher assessments
  • Internal IB assessments (taken at school, evaluated externally)

Summative

• External examinations (taken at school, assessed externally) Is the IB Diploma recognized by universities?

Is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Recognised?

• The International IBDP is a globally recognized and regarded Pre-University Program. Leading universities around the world provide high-scoring IB graduates preferential treatment and even accelerated credit.

• The Indian Universities Association has recognized the India IBDP as equal to an Indian Board’s +2 level qualification, allowing entrance to Bachelor’s Degree programmes at any Indian university.

IB Diploma Recognition

• To acquire recognition for the IB diploma, the IB collaborates closely with universities around the world.

• All university admissions officers and government officials have direct internet access to all syllabuses and recent examinations to help with this process.

• To assist IB diploma students in making proper selections, the organization maintains a database with contact information for colleges all over the world and up-to-date information on their entrance requirements.

• Students applying to a particular university may also consent for their grades to be obtained straight from the IBO’s secure website.

• Universities value its depth and breadth, rigor, emphasis on analytical thinking and critical abilities, and unique characteristics such as CAS (Creativity/Action/Service requirement), TOK (Theory of Knowledge course), and EE (Electrical Engineering) (Extended Essay-independent research project).

What Factors Contribute to Placement Success?

This is briefly summarised in the below points -

• IB students outperform their peers on examinations

• IB Diploma students have higher admission rates

• IB students perform better in post-secondary education

• IB students have a good impact on school culture

IB schools in India are gaining much-needed recognition from parents and the testimony of their current students, and their parents are making a difference in how the people saw IB board’s curriculum so far.

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