3 What does the research say about the Diploma Programme impact on college admission and enrollment? By Ad Meskens (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons01 January 2012
4 IB students more likely to attend selective colleges In a 2012 study of diverse alumni from IB programmes in Chicago public schools, researchers from the University of Chicago found that, compared to a matched sample, DP students are more likely to:enroll in collegeattend a more selective collegestay enrolled in college.Key messages about the IB, and college admission and enrollment:IB students have a better chance of getting into collegeIB students are accepted at selective and highly selective universitiescollege admissions officers recognize IB students as having chosen the most challenging academic options.In 2012, researchers from the University of Chicago compared a sample of 1888 diverse students who participated in the Diploma Programme in Chicago public schools graduates to similarly high achieving Chicago public schools peers who did not participate in the IB DP. The study found that IB DP students are more likely to attend a more selective college and are more likely to persist in college for more than two years.A summary of the ‘University of Chicago study of Chicago Public Schools study’ can be found here:This study suggests that IB students are not only going to better colleges in greater numbers but are performing better once there.01 January 2012
5 IB students more likely to attend selective colleges A study of almost 25,000 IB Diploma and certificate students found:IB students were more likely than the national average to attend college full-time, with nearly 70% attending selective or more selected colleges.A 2011 study by SRI International examined a national data set of nearly 25,000 DP students and Diploma Certificate students. This study found students in both categories attending college, particularly selective colleges, at rates higher than the national average.A summary of the SRI International post-secondary study can be found here:01 January 2012
6 What does the research say about the IB impact on college preparation? By Hoodr (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons01 January 2012
7 IB students more prepared for college 2012 study of Chicago public schools interviewed Diploma Programme alumni and found that:Students reported they felt prepared by the Diploma Programme to succeed in college.Students reported that they:felt prepared to succeed and excel in their courseworkhad strong academic skills, especially related to analytical writinglearned academic behaviours like work ethic, motivation, time management, and help-seeking that were sources of strength in the transition to college-level workidentified preparation in the IB programme as the source of their success as college students.Key messages about college readiness and successIB students report feeling more able to tackle the challenges of collegeIB students do better in college, with IB participation predicting college GPA and better performance on IB exams predicting better performance in college coursesIB students have higher persistence and graduation rates in collegeAs part of the study of IB students in Chicago public schools cited in the previous slide, researchers conducted qualitative analysis of interviews with 25 primarily low-income and minority Chicago public schools Diploma Programme alumni. Researchers found students felt very well prepared for college in terms of academic skills and behaviours. As cited in the previous slide, the quantitative analysis in this study demonstrated that students were more likely to attend, and persist in, college.A summary of the Chicago Public Schools study can be found here:01 January 2012
8 IB students more prepared for college In 2011, a study of IB students in Florida who attended the University of Florida, looked at student performance in first college classes in seven subjects. The study found:The higher the students’ scores on IB subject exams, the better the grade earned in the first college course in that subject.A 2011 study by SRI International of over 4,800 IB students in Florida who attended the University of Florida examined student performance in first college classes in seven subjects. The study found:A positive correlation between IB scores on subject exams and the grade earned in the first college course in that subject.The University of Florida study looked at Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, English, Spanish, and French.A summary of the SRI University of Florida study can be found here:01 January 2012
9 IB students more likely to succeed in college A 2010 study that looked at performance on IB exams and college GPA of over 1500 IB students enrolled in the University of California system found:IB students earned higher GPAs and graduated at higher rates than a matched comparison group. This held across all family income levelsperformance in the Diploma Programme was the strongest predictor of college GPA.In a 2010 study that examined performance of over 1500 Diploma alumni in the University of California system, IB students were found to be earning higher GPAs and graduate at higher rates than students in a matched comparison group. This was consistent for all income levels and among this sample of DP students.A summary of the University of California study can be found here:01 January 2012
10 What do colleges say about the IB? By Jbak87 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons01 January 2012
11 IB prepares students for college success “IB is well known to us as excellent preparation. Success in an IB programme correlates well with success at Harvard. We are pleased to see the credential of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript.”Marlyn McGrath Lewis, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Harvard University, USA“The IB is a first-rate programme, one we are familiar with, and it prepares students well for a university like ours.”Fred Hargadon, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Princeton UniversityColleges and universities recognize the effort students put into their studies in the Diploma Programme, preparing them well for success in college.01 January 2012
12 Colleges recognize the value of an IB education “We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific.”Christoph Guttentag, Director of Admissions, Duke University“The rigour of IB Diploma requirements meets our recommendation for the strongest high school preparation possible. ... In sum, the IB diploma candidate who has met the challenge successfully receives strong consideration from the William & Mary admission committee.”Allison Jesse, former Associate Dean of Admissions, William and Mary CollegeColleges and universities appreciate the quality of an IB education.01 January 2012
13 Colleges seek IB students “We're looking for students who are engagers—students who are maximizing opportunities in the classroom, maximizing opportunities outside of the classroom. What's very unique about IB is that through its curriculum it allows students to be able to satisfy the requirements of the types of students that we're looking for.”Kedra Ishop, Vice Provost and Director of Admissions, UT AustinColleges and universities look for students with the qualities and experiences of IB students.01 January 2012
14 English History Science Math Foreign Language Six ExamsEnglishHistoryScienceMathForeign Language6. Electives –Second ScienceMusicPsychologyVisual ArtsTheatre Arts
17 Most Common:SLLanguage BMathPsychologyHLEnglishHistoryBiology
18 Exams graded 1 – 7 [40% internal assessment 60% exam] 24 pts. Needed for Diploma6 exams x 4 = 24Extended Essay + TOK = + 3 bonus* E Grade on TOK or EE = 28 points for diploma
19 U.C. Policy USC Policy 30 points = 30 units (more than $31,000) 30 points = 20 semester units (about $44,000)
20 University of Nebraska: 25-28 Credits + 3 hours of Philosophy for TOKWorth $44,000
21 Theory of KnowledgeCan we know or trust our emotions in the pursuit of knowledge? Consider history and one other area of knowledge.“The possession of knowledge carries an ethical responsibility.” Evaluate this claim.
22 Extended Essay3, Words- Any subject area: English, History, Biology, Visual Arts, Math, Biology, Physics, Economics, Politics, Psychology, Theater Arts, Spanish, French, German, Geography, Film, World Studies etc.- History papers must have international flavor.
23 CAS Requirements C. Creativity A. Action S. Social Service CAS is “sharing our humanity” with others,& an integral part of the IB philosophy
24 CAS Real, purposeful activities with significant outcomes. Undertake new challengesMeet 3x with CAS Coordinator to planPlan, Do and ReflectKeep records of activities and achievements: Journals, blogs, weblogs, photo essays, etc.
25 www.ibo.org Click on Diploma Programme Click on University Recognition
26 U.C. 1. IB Full Diploma Candidate 2. IB vs. AP rigor International Baccalaureate v. Advanced Placement1. IB Full Diploma Candidate2. IB vs. AP rigor3. Students who sit in AP or IB classes
27 How does participation in the IB Diploma Programme impact college admission? 01 January 2012