School District of Lancaster

International Baccalaureate Policies

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

  • Academic Honesty

    Ensuring that the processes and products of a student’s work are completely transparent; that they clearly differentiate between their original work and the work of others; that they honestly and appropriately acknowledge the work of others.

  • Language

    Supporting language development as a means for interpersonal, presentational and communicative expression.

  • Inclusion

    Providing the least restrictive environment for every student.

  • Assessment

    The means by which teachers and students gather information on student progress towards specific learning outcomes; assessments are authentic, meaning that they focus not only on recalling facts but on the ability to apply knowledge and skills to real-world problems; assessments are clearly communicated and have corresponding criteria with which to determine student achievement.