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1 APP and IB at Ingraham HS aka IBx
February 20, 2013

2 Tonight’s Program Robert Vaughan ~ Advanced Learning
Dean Ferguson ~ English Kurt Spann ~ Science Peggy Sjong ~ Math Carrie Richard ~ Counseling Alexander Barbar, Alexander Hoppe, Sarah Jenkins ~ IBx Students

3 Garfield’s increasing enrollment
APP Enrollment APP enrollment in grades K-8 is growing. APP high school enrollment has been increasing, and is expected to continue to increase for many years. The Plan Create another APP pathway for highly gifted students based on an accelerated IB Diploma Program – IBx. IBx allows APP qualified IB students to complete the IB Diploma in their sophomore and junior years.

4 GHSP at Interlake HS Gifted High School Program at Interlake High School in Bellevue, Washington Started in 2007 First graduating class in June 2010 Each grade has a cohort of 30 – 40 students Class of 2010 had 12 National Merit Scholars Grade Course of study 9 English, World Language, World History, Chemistry, AP Calculus AB, Physical Education 10 IB Diploma program (year 1) 11 IB Diploma program (year 2) 12 College Electives, High School Electives, Internship

5 The Accelerated IB option at Ingraham High School
The IBx option for Accelerated Progress Program students at Ingraham High School Enrolled 47 APP 9th graders in fall 2011 and 46 in 2012 Will see the first IB Diplomas awarded in July 2014 Anticipates growing t students or more at each grade level

6 The IB Diploma Programme
Depth and breadth six subject areas “Higher” courses and “Standard” courses taught over two years Challenging assessment international examinations and examiners criterion referenced exams final result based on May exam and work during school year Complete program six different exams (3 HL and 3 SL) independent research project (4,000 words) critical exploration of knowledge issues development of skills out of the classroom More information at:

7 IB courses offered at Ingraham HS
Ingraham High School’s 25 IB course offerings are based on current student interest. Consideration is being given to adding philosophy and economics . Subject Courses Literature English literature (Higher level) English language & literature (Higher level) World languages French (Higher and standard level) Japanese (Higher and standard level) Spanish (Higher and standard level) Social studies 20th century history (Standard level) History of the Americas (Higher level) Psychology (Higher and standard level) Business Management (Standard level) Sciences Biology (Higher and standard level) Chemistry (Standard level – alternates with Physics) Physics (Standard level – alternates with Chemistry) Mathematics Mathematical studies (Standard level) Mathematics (Higher and standard level) Computer science (Standard level) Further Math (Higher level) Arts Visual arts (Higher and standard level) Music Theory (Standard and higher level)

8 What IB courses will APP students take?
Shading indicates exams offered. Subject Area 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Group 1: English Honors Intro to Lit. & Comp. -cohort- IB Literature HL, year 1 IB Literature HL, year 2 English & social science courses taught by university faculty Group 2: World Language French, Spanish, Japanese 2nd or 3rd year of study 3rd or 4th year of study 4th or 5th year of study – SL, HL 5th or 6th year of study Group 3: Individuals & Society World History 2,3 honors cohort- IB History of the Americas 1,2 IB 20th Century History 1, 2 HL IB social science electives or special subject seminars in the humanities Group 4: Natural Sciences Chemistry 1, 2 honors IB Biology SL, year 1 HL -cohort- IB Physics SL (14/15) IB Biology HL year 2 HL IB Chemistry 1,2 SL (15/16) Additional IB sciences that may include Chemistry HL & Physics SL Group 5: Mathematics Geometry h Algebra 2 h Algebra 2h IB Math Studies SL IB Math SL, IB Math HL, yr 1 IB Math SL IB Math HL, yr 1 IB Math HL, yr 2 IB Further Math HL, yr 1 AP Statistics yr 2 Group 6: Not all electives are offered each year or at Higher Level. IB Music IB Visual Arts IB Psychology IB Business Management IB Computer Science Second Science Third Language Internships TOK 7th period (2nd semester) (1st semester) Please refer to your handout

9 The Senior Year Two college courses (English & a social science) taught at Ingraham by local college professors. Continued study of IB subjects not yet taken. Special subject seminars taught by IB faculty. Plays, musicals, sports. Internships. Creativity – Action – Service leadership.

10 The IB Diploma Programme
Depth and breadth six subject areas “Higher” courses and “Standard” courses taught over two years Challenging assessment international examinations and examiners criterion referenced exams final result based on May exam and work during school year Complete program six different exams (3 HL and 3 SL) independent research project (4,000 words) critical exploration of knowledge issues development of skills out of the classroom More information at:

11 Comparison of AP and IB exams
General Structure of exam components AP IB Multiple-choice questions Teacher graded work during year 20 % 50 % Short response 40 % Short response or longer essay Longer essay 50 % 40 %

12 Comparison of AP and IB exams
English literature exams AP IB at HL IB at SL 1 essays (1500 – 1900 words) written during the course and graded externally (25% of grade) Same as HL 60 minutes 55 multiple-choice questions based on literary text excerpts (45% of grade) 120 minutes 1 essay from choice of two text excerpts (20% of grade) 90 minutes Same task as HL 3 essays, two on text excerpts, one from general prompt (55% of grade) 1 essay from choice of sixteen general prompts 30 minutes 1 oral commentary based on texts studied graded by teacher 1 oral presentation based on texts studied graded by teacher (30% of grade) Same tasks as HL

13 Comparison of AP and IB exams
History exams AP IB at HL IB at SL 55 minutes 80 multiple-choice questions (50% of grade) 60 minutes 4 short-answer/structured document based questions (20% of grade) Same tasks as HL (30% of grade) 1 document based essay question (22.5% of grade) 90 minutes 2 essays from choice of thirty general prompts (six prompts per topic, essays must be from two different topics) (25% of grade) (45% of grade) 70 minutes 2 essays from choice of four general prompts (27.5% of grade) 150 minutes 3 essays from choice of twenty-four general prompts (35% of grade) N/A Historical investigation (1,500‑2,000 words) graded by teacher Same task as HL

14 Comparison of AP and IB exams
Biology exams AP IB at HL IB at SL 80 minutes 100 multiple-choice questions (60% of grade) 60 minutes 40 multiple-choice questions (20% of grade) 45 minutes 30 multiple-choice questions 100 minutes 4 short-answer/structured questions (40% of grade) 135 minutes Section A: several short-answer questions (half based on data provided) Section B: 2 structured questions from a choice of four, each requires creating a diagram (36% of grade) 75 minutes Section B: 1 structured question from a choice of four, each requires creating a diagram (32% of grade) In two of eight sections: several short-answer questions and an essay question In two of eight sections: several short-answer questions (24% of grade) 1 interdisciplinary project and a mix of short- and long-term investigations / labs graded by teacher Same as HL

15 Comparison of AP and IB exams
Math exams AP IB at HL IB at SL 105 minutes All multiple-choice questions 28 questions with no calculator 17 question with graphing calculator (50% of grade) 120 minutes Short- and extended-response questions with no calculator (30% of grade) 90 minutes (40% of grade) Section A: 2 problems in 30 minutes with graphing calculator Section B: 4 problems in 60 minutes with no calculator Short- and extended-response questions with graphing calculator 60 minutes Extended-response questions with graphing calculator (20% of grade) N/A 2 pieces of work assigned and graded by the teacher Same as HL

16 Comparison of AP and IB exams
Sample exams available online* College Board > AP Courses and exams > Course home pages International Baccalaureate > Diploma programme > Assessment > Sample exam papers *See handout for sample questions from the May 2011 exam session.

17 IB Diploma students at university
"We would much prefer the IB diploma candidate. It is the best high school preparatory curriculum an American school can offer." Marilee Jones Dean of Admissions Massachusetts Institute of Technology “Washington admissions directors say…a 4 or above on the 7-point IB test tells them that a student has done well on a national test designed to measure mastery of college-level material.” Seattle Times, p.A16 *Source: US Census, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) of NCES, and the National Student Clearinghouse “I stand in awe of students who receive an IB diploma.” Philip Ballinger, Director of Admissions, University of Washington

18 Ingraham IB candidates performance on IB exams: 4-year averages
Percent of test-takers passing a college-level test during high school : 86% Percent of diploma candidates receiving the diploma: Ingraham: 79% World: 80% Average points by candidates earning the diploma: 30.5

19 Do IB Diploma students have a life?
Yes! While IB Diploma students take on a demanding course of study, they are well represented in sports, clubs, and performing arts groups at both Ingraham and Chief Sealth High School. IB Diploma students must also participate in extra-curricular activities including volunteering in fulfillment of the program requirements. Photos courtesy of West Seattle Blog, and Seattle Film and Music

20 The IB Learner Profile The attributes and descriptors of the IB’s learner profile define the type of learners the IB hopes students will strive to be: inquirers knowledgeable thinkers communicators principled open-minded caring risk-takers balanced reflective Photos courtesy of Seattle PI and Ingraham High School

21 Thank you for attending this evening.
If you have further questions, please call or Guy Thomas, IB Program Coordinator.


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