The external assessments are similar to their AP counterparts. The major difference is that almost the entire IB exam will be written or spoken whereas AP often utilizes objective multiple choice tests. The internal assessments are designed by the classroom teacher in conjunction with the student. Students will work on preparing for their internal assessments through the prescribed coursework for a given course. At the end of each course, the classroom teacher administers and scores the "internal assessment." for each student. However, this assessment is then sent somewhere else in the world and scored by an IB certified grader to verify that the teacher and student are adhering to IB standards.