International Baccalaureate (IB)
What are the International Baccalaureate (IB) tests?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations allow high school students to demonstrate mastery of IB course material and potentially earn college credit with qualifying scores.
Who takes it?
Students enrolled in IB courses in grades 9-12.
What does it measure?
IB tests measure students' mastery of knowledge and skills from IB courses such as world language(s), English literature, biology, calculus, physics, and visual arts. Contact your child's high school for information about IB courses offered.
When is it administered?
IB tests are administered in May. Specific dates vary by test subject.
How is it administered?
Each subject test takes 3 hours to complete
How are the results used?
If a student earns qualifying scores, students can earn college credit. What scores and what subjects qualify for college credit vary by college.
Who requires it?
These tests are optional.
What if I want to know more about this assessment?
- International Baccalaureate exam information from the IB Organization
- College and Career Readiness at PPS
I'm a parent/guardian. Who do I contact with questions about this assessment?
Contact your school with questions about IB testing.