IB students are evaluated in a number of ways throughout the program the culmination of which takes place in November of the final year when the students take their IB exams. Before the exams, the students complete a number of evaluative activities such as laboratories, essays, investigations, oral commentaries, and text related commentaries.
The IB as well as Colegio Americano expects all students to follow a strict academic honesty code. This code has been developed by various members of the teaching and administrative staff and will be applied vigorously toward any student found to be in violation of the code.
Some common examples of malpractice are:
3.- Duplication of work
4.- Misuse of technology during evaluations
All students are encouraged to consult with their teachers regarding any academic honesty issues. A copy of the academic honesty policy can be found here (link to academic honesty policy)
IB LEARNER PROFILE
All IB students strive to be the following:
1.- Inquirers: The IB nurtures student curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research.
2.- Knowledgeable: The IB teaches students to develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines.
3.- Thinkers: IB students use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems.
4.- Communicators: IB students express themselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways.
5.- Principled: IB students act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere.
6.- Open-Minded: IB students appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others.
7.- Caring: IB students show empathy, compassion, and respect. They have a commitment to service, and they act to make a positive difference in the lives of others in the around them.
8.- Risk-Takers: IB students approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; they work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies.
9.- Balanced: IB students understand the importance of balancing different aspects of their lives-intellectual, physical, and emotional-to achieve well-being for themselves and others.
10.- Reflective: IB students thoughtfully consider the world and their own ideas and experience. They work to understand their strengths and weaknesses in order to support their learning and personal development.