Chief Sealth International High School

Chief Sealth International
High School
International Baccalaureate Program

IB Exams 2024

May 2024 IB Exam Registration

IB Exams are the summative exams that allow students to demonstrate what they’ve achieved throughout the course.

  • Juniors in 1-year Standard Level Courses
    • Juniors can take up to 2 standard level exams
  • Seniors in any IB Course
    • Seniors can take any higher level or standard level exams
  • Required for IB Diploma and IB Career-related Program students
    • IB Diploma Program students must take 3 higher level and 3 standard level exams (unless they already took a standard level exam as a junior)
    • IB Career-related Program students must take at least two exams at any level
  • IB Exams are the summative exams that allow students to demonstrate what they’ve achieved throughout the course.
  • IB Exams for all courses are made up of two components:
    • Internal Assessment (IA) – this is an assessment completed within each course. It is assessed by the teacher. A sample is sent to the IB for moderation. The teacher determines at which point during the course the IA will take place.
    • External Assessment – these are the exams that take place in May. These assessments are sent to the IB for grading.
  • The scores from all components are combined to give a final score on a 1-7 scale. A 4 is considered passing.
  • Internal Exams can take place at any point in the school year.
  • · External Exams will take place between May 1 and May 15, 2024
    • See the attached calendar for the full exam schedule.
    • IB Exam dates cannot be rescheduled for any reason including local or national sporting events or competitions, school events of any kind, graduation ceremonies, local or national holidays, and family events. The only exceptions to this rule are for emergency situations or IB exams that conflict with each other. This policy is from the International Baccalaureate Organization.
    • AM exams will start at 9am; students will report to their testing room at 8:45
    • PM exams will start at 1pm; students will report to their testing room at 12:45. Students with a PM exam will take 1st lunch.
  • All exams take place at Chief Sealth International High School.
  • Validate and affirm how much you’ve learned in your IB Courses
  • Opportunity to earn college credit!
    • All Washington State colleges and universities must award credit for any IB exam, taken at any level, with a passing score of 4 or above.
    • Many colleges and universities award additional credit for students who earn the IB Diploma
    • Thousands of colleges and universities in the United States and around the world recognize IB and will award college credit.
      • Visit the websites of the colleges and universities in which you’re interested and type “IB Credit” in their search bar OR see Ms. Hays and she can help you.
    • Earning college credit now will help you make faster progress toward your college and career goals!
  • Each exam costs $119.
  • For an IB Diploma student who takes all 6 exams, the cost is $714
    • If you pass one exam, that’s 5 credits given to you at University of Washington
    • The normal cost of 5 credits at University of Washington is $1190.
  • For Low-Income students, WA state has a grant to pay for your exams. To qualify, you must meet one of the following conditions:
    • Currently qualify for free-or-reduced lunch
    • Student’s family receives assistance under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act.
    • Student is eligible to receive medical assistance under the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act.
    • Family Declaration of Income – (see chart below for income levels) – student’s family taxable income (before tax deductions) does not exceed the 2021-22 income level listed below in relation to the size of the family unit.
    • If you meet any of the below conditions, Ms. Hays will send home a declaration form to be signed by the student’s parent or guardian.
    • If you do not meet one of these conditions, but the cost of exams is prohibitive, please see Ms. Hays for an IB Exam Fee Reduction application.
Size of Family UnitFamily Taxable IncomeSize of Family UnitFamily Taxable Income
*For family units with more than 8 members, add $8,732 for each additional family member.

  • Late fees and Withdrawals
    • Any changes made to your exam registration between November 15th and January 15th incur a $38 late fee per subject change and/or addition
    • If you withdraw from an individual exam or all your exams after January 15th, you will not receive a refund and will still be responsible for the full cost of the exams.
    • All fees are set by the International Baccalaureate Organization.  

  • Show this information to your parent/guardian
  •  Fill out the May 2024 IB Exam Registration Form by October 20th
    • You must login to your school account to register.
    • If you’re not sure which exams you should register for, check with your teachers and/or Ms. Hays.  
  • Review the registration and invoice Ms. Hays will give you after you’ve registered. You and your parent/guardian sign the invoice and return to Ms. Hays.
  • Pay for you exams. You can pay all at once or over time with a minimum of 50% due by November 3rd.
    • Pay with cash or check in the book room before school or during lunch.
    • Pay on SchoolPay any time.
      • Note Seattle Public Schools has started charging a transaction fee for all credit card payments related to test fees. There is no fee if you pay by check or cash at the school.

IB Exam Schedule May 2024

Math Paper 11 May 202412:45 – 3:30
Math Paper 22 May 20248:45 – 11:30
Math Paper 3 (HL Only)6 May 202412:45 – 3:30
Paper 1 & Reading
6 May 202412:45 – 3:30
7 May 20248:45 – 10:00
History Papers 1 & 27 May 202412:45 – 3:30
History Paper 38 May 20248:45 – 11:45
Chemistry Papers 1 & 38 May 202412:45 – 3:30
Design Tech Papers 1 & 28 May 202412:45 – 3:30
Chemistry Paper 29 May 20248:45 – 10:30
Lang & Lit Paper 19 May 202412:45 – 3:30
Lang & Lit Paper 210 May 20248:45 – 11:00
Psychology Paper 110 May 202412:45 – 3:15
Psychology Paper 213 May 20248:45 – 10:15
Biology Papers 1 & 313 May 202412:45 – 3:30
Biology Paper 214 May 20248:45 – 11:30
Spanish Paper 1
& Reading
14 May 202412:45 – 3:45
Spanish Listening14 May 20248:45 – 10:15