Internal Assessment

HL and SL candidates both have the same internal assessment requirements.  They must carry out a replication of a published study and then write an 1800 - 2200 word report, including an introduction, exploration of the methodology, analysis of results and an evaluation of their process.

This section contains sample IA's, tips for organizing the IA, guidance for statistics and analysis of results and guidance for how to write each of the required sections.

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Internal assessments: Samples and marking 6 May 2021

The following section includes annotated samples of internal assessments. The responses are not from the IB. As the actual...
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Writing the IA 6 May 2021

The material in this section of the site includes guides for writing the various sections of the internal assessment report,...
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Getting started with IA 6 May 2021

This section of the site is devoted to materials that may be used to organize and assist students in the setting up and...
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IA Rubric Quiz 6 May 2021

Once you have completed the first draft of your internal assessment it is important to check that the contents of your report...
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FAQs for Internal Assessment 6 May 2021

The following page provides answers to commonly asked questions about the internal assessment. As more questions arise in...
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IA Exemplar High 27 January 2021

The sample below is one of three exemplars that I will be using with my students. They are all from the same experiment,...
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