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Smoky Hill High School IB Exam Registration May 2014. What candidates and their parents/guardians need to know…. What you will learn this evening. How are the exams scored? What are the requirements to earn the diploma? When should the exams be taken?

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Smoky hill high school ib exam registration may 2014

Smoky Hill High SchoolIB Exam RegistrationMay 2014

What candidates and their

parents/guardians need to know…


What you will learn this evening

What you willlearn this evening

  • How are the exams scored?

  • What are the requirements to earn the diploma?

  • When should the exams be taken?

  • Test Higher Level or Standard Level?

  • What are the exam fees?

  • What is the registration process?


Please remember these four numbers

Please remember these four numbers…

41400

21000

885

4


How are the exams scored

How are the exams scored?

  • IB exams are scored on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest)

  • 45 is the maximum number of points awarded. (6) grade 7’s + 3 bonus points for A’s on Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge papers.

  • The final subject grade is a combination of the internal assessment (IA) grade and the external assessment (exam).

  • Depending upon the subject, the IA grade is 20-50% of the final grade.


What are the requirements to earn the ib diploma

What are the requirements toearn the IB diploma?

Candidates must:

  • Test in all six areas

  • Register for 3 HL (higher level) and 3 SL (standard level) exams, can register for 4 HL

  • Score a minimum of 24 points (at least 12 points in HL, 16 pts if testing 4 HLs)

  • Fulfill CAS, Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge (ToK) requirements.

  • An “E” grade for either ToK or EE increases the minimum point total to 28 points.

  • An “E” grade in both ToK and EE is an automatic failing condition, regardless of point total.


Other requirements

Other requirements…

For scores 28 +

  • Minimum of 11 pts (HL) and 8 pts (SL).

  • No grade 1 in any subject.

  • No more than (3) grade 3’s.

  • No more than (1) grade 2 in any HL.

  • No more than (2) grade 2’s in an SL.

For scores 24-27

  • Minimum of 12 pts (HL) and 9 pts (SL).

  • No grade 1 in any subject.

  • No more than (3) grade 3’s.

  • No less than a grade 3 in any HL.

  • No more than (1) grade 2 in an SL.


When should my son daughter test

When should my son/daughter test?


Testing junior or senior year

Testing Junior or Senior Year???

  • Diploma candidates may sit for all six exams in their senior year.

  • Anticipated candidates (juniors) may sit for up to two exams. *If you are taking the following subjects, you MUST test this year: Math Studies SL, Eco Systems SL, Chemistry SL, Level 5 in a World Language.

  • Course candidates (in 6th subject areas only) may sit for exams either year, but if sitting for an HL exam, it must be during his/her senior year.


Higher level hl or standard level sl

Higher Level (HL) or Standard Level (SL) ?

  • Candidates should choose their strongest subjects for their HL exams.

  • Any subject combination is acceptable as long as there is one subject from each group and there are 3 HL’s and 3 SL’s.

  • Candidates should think about their strengths and talk with their teachers and IB counselors.

  • Candidates can take a class for two years and still test SL. Juniors cannot take an HL exam.


What are the six subject areas

What are the six subject areas?

  • Group 1-English

  • Group 2-World Language

  • Group 3-Social Science

  • Group 4-Experimental Science

  • Group 5-Math

  • Group 6-Arts or a 2nd Group 2-5


What are some sample testing combinations

What are some sample testing combinations?


Students who are strong in math and science

Students who are strong in math and science…

  • Math HL

  • Science HL

  • Third HL [6th subject science (Biology or Physics) or next strongest subject]

  • World language SL

  • History SL

  • English SL


Students who are strong in humanities

Students who are strong in humanities…

  • History HL

  • English HL

  • Third HL (6th subject humanities/art or next strongest area)

  • Math SL

  • Science SL

  • World Language SL


But what if i m not strong in any area

“But what if I’m not strong in any area?”


How expensive are the exams

How expensive are the exams?


Exam fees may 2014

Exam Fees May 2014


Is it worth the expense

Is it worth the expense?


Let s go back to those four numbers

Let’s go back to those four numbers…

  • $41,000 is the average cost of attendance (tuition and fees) for one year at private college or university.

  • $21,000 is the average cost of attendance (tuition and fees) for one year at a public university.

    National Center for Educational Statistics

    May 2013

  • $885 is the cost of six IB exams which could translate to 24 credits or a full year of tuition at a Colorado college or university.

  • 4 is what candidates need to score in each subject to earn their IB Diploma!


What are the next steps

What are the next steps?

  • Fill out exam registration form.

  • Get teacher signatures ASAP.

  • Seniors need Mrs. Lubowicki or Ms. Murphy’s signature (EE draft completion).

  • Turn in form and payment to Mrs. Kumar no later than Tuesday, November 5th. We take Visa and MC.

  • Pay $10 IB stole fee (diploma candidates only).

  • Verify registration (with signature).

  • No refunds after Nov. 15th

  • Late registration or changes to registration after Nov. 15th will be charged extra fees!


Smoky hill high school ib exam registration may 2014

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