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Dublin City Schools AP/IB Meeting January 18 th, 2012 Advanced Placement.

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1 Dublin City Schools AP/IB Meeting January 18 th, 2012 Advanced Placement

2 This Evening’s Presentation Courses Benefits Advanced Placement Components Benefits International BaccalaureateComparison and Conclusion

3 Advanced Placement Program ® Designed to be equivalent to general introductory college courses with respect to: –Range and depth of topics –Textbooks –Lab work –Time and effort required by students

4 AP ® Examinations Administered in May Approximately three hours long Composed of multiple-choice and free-response questions Free-response questions graded by college professors and AP teachers in June AP Examination grades range from 1 to 5

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 into advanced 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 years –Enter upper-level courses –Fulfill a foreign language requirement

7 Dublin AP Participation (Exams) 776 AP Exams given (May 2005) 1792AP Exams given (May 2008) 2187 AP Exams given (May 2009) 2241AP 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 College 11th and 12th grade Used in schools in over 140 countries around the world Recognized by universities in the U.S. and around the world A well-established and reputable program Founded 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 Magazine

11 Components of the IB Diploma Programme


13 Sample IB Course Offerings Group 1: Language A Group 2: Second Language Group 3: Ind and Societies Spanish (HL/SL) French (HL/SL) German (HL/SL) Spanish Ab Initio (SL) Group 4: Sciences Group 5: Mathematics Group 6: The Arts Visual Art (HL/SL) Theatre Music (SL) English (HL) Physics (SL) Chemistry (HL) Biology (HL) History of the Americas (HL) Psychology Business (SL) Math (HL) Math (SL) Math Studies (SL) Computer Science (SL)

14 The IB Core Learner Profile Theory of Knowledge Creativity Action Service Extended Essay

15 Theory of Knowledge Explores the nature of knowledge across disciplines Encourages an appreciation of other cultural perspectives Develops critical thinking

16 Creativity Action Service Encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service Expands education beyond the classroom Develops well-rounded, culturally sensitive students

17 Extended Essay 4,000 words Offers the opportunity to investigate a research question of individual interest Familiarizes students with the independent research and writing skills expected at the university level

18 Benefits of the IB Diploma Programme Students learn Time management To think globally To appreciate other cultures while embracing their own High level writing skills across curriculum Research skills How to take high-stakes tests To be independent learners, decision- makers Skills necessary to be successful in the 21 st 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.

20 Summary Comparisons Advanced Placement

21 The Students AP 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.

22 Student Connections AP 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.

23 The Exams AP 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.

25 The Scores AP 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 – Scioto –Karen Kendall-Sperry – Jerome –Bryan Stork – Coffman Thank you!

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