Presentation on theme: "Dublin City Schools AP/IB Meeting"— Presentation transcript:
1 Dublin City Schools AP/IB Meeting Advanced PlacementHello and welcome to the 2012 Dublin City Schools Advanced Placement & International Baccalaureate PresentationMy name is Bryan Stork. I am the Enrichment Specialist at Dublin Coffman. I am joined by my colleagues; Karen Kendall-Sperry, Dublin Jerome & Holly Hall, Dublin SciotoJanuary 18th, 2012
2 This Evening’s Presentation CoursesBenefitsAdvanced PlacementComponentsInternational BaccalaureateComparison and ConclusionTonight will be a brief, but informative, look into two great pre-university programs.The College Board Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.First we will talk about the AP, courses and benefitsThen look at he IB Components and benefitsWe will conclude with a comparison of the two programs.
3 Advanced Placement Program® Designed to be equivalent to general introductory college courses with respect to:Range and depth of topicsTextbooksLab workTime and effort required by studentsAP designed to parallel introductory college courseMirror pace, range and depthUse college textbooks.
4 AP® Examinations Administered in May Approximately three hours long Composed of multiple-choice andfree-response questionsFree-response questions graded by college professors and AP teachers in JuneAP Examination grades range from 1 to 5Two week examination period in May:2003 — May 5-9 & May 12-16A detailed testing schedule for 2003 is available on the backpage of the AP Program Guide,Go to for more information.The AP Examination schedule rotates from year to year.AP Examination schedules are set up to prevent the overwhelming majority of students from taking two tests on the same day.AP Examinations are generally three hours in length. However, semester courses in the social sciences have shorter examinations, and the AP Calculus Examination is 3 hours and 15 minutes long.All AP Examinations are composed of a multiple-choice and free-response section except the AP Studio Art Examination.Free-response questions are graded by readers who have been rigorously trained to use the grading rubrics developed by the examination, question, and table leaders. These rubrics along with constant back-reading of free-response answers provide a high degree of reliability.
5 Why Take AP?Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) courses give you a head start on college.- Broaden a student’s intellectual horizons.Stand out in college admissions process.Earn college credit and placement intoadvanced courses.
6 Benefits of taking the AP Exam Many of the nation’s colleges and universities grant students admission, credit, and/or placement for qualifying AP Exam grades.For example, at some colleges, students can use qualifying AP Exam grades of 3 or higher to:Graduate in under 4 yearsEnter upper-level coursesFulfill a foreign language requirement
7 Dublin AP Participation (Exams) 776 AP Exams given (May 2005)1792 AP Exams given (May 2008)AP Exams given (May 2009)2241 AP Exams given (May 2010)Note: Check with individual buildings for AP course offerings.
8 The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
9 IB Fast Facts 2 year pre-university program A Bridge from Secondary School to College11th and 12th gradeUsed in schools in over 140 countries around the worldRecognized by universities in the U.S. and around the worldA well-established and reputable programFounded in Geneva in 1968 as a non-profit educational organization.
10 Growth in IB Programmes in the USA Number of U.S. schools offering an IB Programme.Source: “World Grows Smaller, IB Gets Big” State Legislatures Magazine1218410205
13 Sample IB Course Offerings Group 1: Language AGroup 2:Second LanguageGroup 3:Ind and SocietiesSpanish (HL/SL)French (HL/SL)German (HL/SL)Spanish Ab Initio (SL)History of the Americas (HL)PsychologyBusiness (SL)English (HL)Group 4: SciencesOfferings vary at each school depending on demand for courseGroup 5:MathematicsGroup 6:The ArtsMath (HL)Math (SL)Math Studies (SL)Computer Science (SL)Physics (SL)Chemistry (HL)Biology (HL)Visual Art (HL/SL)TheatreMusic (SL)
14 Creativity Action Service The IB CoreLearner ProfileTheory of KnowledgeCreativity Action ServiceExtended Essay
15 Theory of KnowledgeExplores the nature of knowledge across disciplinesEncourages an appreciation of other cultural perspectivesDevelops critical thinking
16 Creativity Action Service Encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community serviceExpands education beyond the classroomDevelops well-rounded, culturally sensitive students
17 Extended Essay4,000 wordsOffers the opportunity to investigate a research question of individual interestFamiliarizes students with the independent research and writing skills expected at the university level
18 Benefits of the IB Diploma Programme Students learnTime managementTo think globallyTo appreciate other cultures while embracingtheir ownHigh level writing skills across curriculumResearch skillsHow to take high-stakes testsTo be independent learners, decision- makersSkills necessary to be successful in the 21st century
19 Benefits of the IB Diploma Programme Students earn weighted grades in high school IB courses.Students may earn US College credit and/or placement for IB Courses.IB students have higher university acceptance rates than the general population.The International Baccalaureate Diploma is recognized by top universities in the US and throughout the world.IB Diploma is the Best preparation for College
21 The StudentsAP promotes open access to students who excel in select academic disciplines.IB promotes open access to students who are motivated to pursue a well-rounded education and a high level of performance in all six disciplines: English, World Language, Sciences, Math, Individuals and Societies, and the Arts/Electives.Car comparisons
22 Student ConnectionsAP students may form peer groups within individual classes or disciplines, but this is not a goal of the program.IB seeks to create a cohort or peer group around academics.IB Science students work together between science disciplines to create a group research project.
23 The ExamsAP exams are multiple-choice and short-answer or essay exams.IB has multi-faceted internal and external assessments that allow students to demonstrate what they know.
24 The Exams (continued) Any student may take AP exams. Students must be enrolled in IB courses in order to take IB exams because the assessments are embedded in the coursework.IB is not exclusive, due to the IA and EA
25 The ScoresAP scores are based solely on the AP exam performance. The score is on a scaling of 1 to 5.IB scores are based on classroom work done over time (Internal Assessments) and on IB (External) exams. The score is on a scaling of 1 to 7.
26 Scheduling Advisement and scheduling start in January. Contact your Guidance Counselor or IB Coordinator for more information.Hollys Hall – SciotoKaren Kendall-Sperry – JeromeBryan Stork – CoffmanThank you!PPT on websitesCourse Handbook on WebsiteList of AP and IB teachers and their contacts