2019 Exams Information and IB Regulations

  •  IB Exam Schedule 2020


    Registering for IB Exams


    The Benefits of Taking IB Exams:

    Taking an IB exam for an IB class completes the assessment cycle for that course. The exam confirms and affirms the learning that took place and builds confidence in students. The official scores on the exams may earn students college credit or advanced placement in college classes. Students who take IB courses and the accompanying exams are better prepared for the work they will face in college.


    How to Decide Which IB Exams to Take:

    IB exams may only be taken by juniors and seniors. You must be in the final year of the IB course in order to test. Full diploma candidates will need to assess in 6 subjects overall. Full diploma candidates may take up to two IB exams towards their IB diploma in their junior year. If the student is not a candidate for the full IB diploma, they are considered IB Course candidates. These students earn an IB Course certificate upon the successful completion of the IB exam for a given subject. Course candidates may register for as many exams as they wish. Please check our page ‘IB and Colleges’ to see the IB exam recognition policy of universities. Both University of Oregon and Oregon State grant college credit for both Higher Level and Standard Level IB subjects with a score of 5 or above.

    Registering for IB Exams:

    Online registration is no longer available for 2020 exams.  Students may still register for IB Exams by emailing Rahel McCormick at rmccormick@pps.net.  Late registration is possible up until January 15.  Late fees will apply. For adjustments IB Exam registrations, please email Rachel McCormick at rmccormick@pps.net

    Adjustments to exam schedules and new exam registrations can be processed without being subject to additional fees before November 9.  After that deadline, registrations are subject to late fees.

    IB exam fees can be paid on SchoolPay.  You can use the drop down menu to select the number of exams that you need to pay for.

    Exam are $94 per exam. In addition to paying for the exams, at least one parent of each student needs to fill out the  Parent Confirmation Form.

    As a reminder:

    Exam registration can be cancelled up until January 6 without penalty.  There are NO REFUNDS after January 15.  Late fees are applied for changes or new exam registrations after November 15. You can determine your student’s IB Exam schedule by looking up when their exams are here.

    We cannot move exam dates.  IB Exams do sometimes conflict with OSAA, band or other events.  It is the student's responsibility to check the schedule and make sure there are no personal conflicts. 

    Fees are waived for students who qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.  Payment plans are available.  If you want more information, please contact Mr. Bliss at kbliss@pps.net.

    If you have already made arrangements with Mr. Bliss for an alternative payment plan, please follow that plan.


    Exam Schedule:

    Exams are held the first three weeks in May 2020. Exams are scheduled for one-, two-, or three-day sessions. Dates and times are not negotiable or adjustable.  Make sure you have no conflicts before you register. No refunds are made for IB exams not attended. There are no “late” test dates – juniors must wait until May 2020 to retake and seniors may retake in November 2019. 

    IB Regulations


    Release of IB scores:

    IB scores are released online in July.  Students will be given a password and PIN to access their IB account. Students use their IB account information to log into the website http://candidates.ibo.org where they may check their scores and request IB transcripts. IB transcripts for seniors are automatically sent to the college that the student designates in Naviance.  

    Exam Venue:

    Given the limited space at Lincoln, IB exams are taken off-site.  Students will be provided detailed exam instructions in April.


    IB Exam Results & Diplomas

    Congratulations to all the students who have completed their IB Exams!!  The PIN codes that students will need to access their scores are emailed after exams are completed.  Exam scores will be available on July 6th. Students who are receiving a diploma will be able to pick those up in September at Lincoln High School.

    Graduating seniors who want their IB Exam scores sent to the college or university that they are planning to attend must enter their college choice into Naviance by Friday, May 31st.  


    Find the IB Office in the Counseling Center in Main Hall. 

    Kim Bliss, IB Coordinator

    kbliss@pps.net |(503) 916-5200 


    Rachel McCormick, IB Assistant


    503- 916-5200 x 75528