Academic honesty is an essential principle of the IB’s academic programmes that enhances the organization’s credibility and position as a leader in international education. As stated in the IB learner profile, all members of the IB community strive to be “principled”, acting with “integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities”.
Assessment Policy The IB faculty exposes students to a rigorous and challenging curriculum that aligns with aims, objectives, syllabus, and assessment expectations of the IB and the State of Hawaii. Students are provided with as much time and expert instruction as possible in order to be successful. Students are encouraged to give their best effort in class and seek out assistance, from a variety of resources, when needed. This policy is a framework for assessment of student learning.
Language Policy Effective communication is integral to teaching and learning in all subject areas, and therefore language acquisition and development must be valued across the curriculum. Language development enables students to grow as critical thinkers, inquirers, and knowledge seekers as they explore art, science, mathematics, humanities, technology, etc. Furthermore, it is through language studies that we recognize and appreciate the different cultures that influence our global community.
Access & Inclusion Policy The IB believes that all candidates should be allowed to demonstrate their ability under assessment conditions that are as fair as possible. Standard assessment conditions may put some candidates at a disadvantage by preventing them from demonstrating their level of attainment. Inclusive access arrangements may be applied in these circumstances if it is observed that they could reduce or minimize barriers for the candidate. Inclusive access arrangements may be necessary due to: