IB Schools and Colleges Association

Changes to IB assessment grades

Yesterday morning the IB announced a significant change to its grading process for May 2020 which now places a greater emphasis on the externally marked IA grade. Details of the changes are found here. 

The principal alterations are as follows: 

If the PG is higher than the IA grade, then the IA grade will be applied as the final grade. Example: 

Predicted Grade  

IA Grade  

Current Final Grade  

Revised Final Grade  

6 

5 

4 

 5 

                                     

If the PG is the same as the IA grade, then the IA grade should be applied. Example:  

Predicted Grade  

IA Grade  

Current Final Grade  

Revised Final Grade  

6 

6 

5 

 6 

 

If the PG is one grade point below the IA, then the IA grade should be awarded. Example: 

Predicted Grade  

IA Grade  

Current Final Grade  

Revised Final Grade  

5 

6 

4 

 6 

 

Please note that no student will receive a lower grade than what was received previously. 

IB has already made the changes to the grades and schools will be formally notified of changes to their students’ grades this afternoon. IB has also written to all universities receiving IB results to update them on these changes which is hoped to resolve many of the issues raised by the appeals process.