Universities can be confident that this is a rigorous and transparent process.
All curriculum documents are reviewed on a seven-year cycle. This cycle is not fixed and if significant change occurs in a body of knowledge (for example, computer science), then changes will be introduced more quickly. The cycle allows for:
- Worldwide research by curriculum personnel
- Design of curriculum models through consultation with practitioners in IB World Schools
- Presentation of draft documents to the Diploma Program committee and IB World Schools
- Analysis of feedback before final publishing, training of teachers and then teaching and examining of the new curriculum.
At the end of the two-year program, students are assessed both internally and externally in ways that measure individual performance against stated objectives for each subject.