All North Hills Students are IB students. IB Continuum School PYP (K-5) Exhibition MYP (6-10) Personal Project 11-12 Extended Essay CAS Theory of Knowledge
All North Hills Students have the option to pursue the IB Diploma Must fulfill IB Diploma Requirements: CAS, TOK, EE 6 IBDP Courses (3 HL, 3 SL)
What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma? Pre-university diploma Utilizes international standards Based on an integrated curriculum Infused with internationalism
What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma? *International Admissions Credential *Over 3,289 IB authorized schools in 141 countries* *182 IB continuum schools in world, 24 in North America* *0.5% of Texas students take IB exams + * Source IB Website, www.ibo.org, Referenced 18 Oct 2011www.ibo.org + Source TEA Report on AP & IB Exam results, 2009-2010
The IB Diploma Is NOT a replacement for the North Hills Diploma. Grades in NHP IB classes are not based upon grades on IB exams (though NHP grades should corollate with student preparedness for IB exams). It is possible to get the NHP Diploma but not the IB Diploma (and vice-versa).
North Hills IB Diplomas 2005-2010 NHP IB Diploma pass rate—93% Class of 2011 NHP IB Diploma pass rate—95% Worldwide IB Diploma pass rate—79%* Texas IB Diploma pass rate—67%* 2005-2011—36% of NHP graduates have received the IB Diploma Class of 2011—43% of senior class received the IB Diploma NHP 2011-2012—40 senior Diploma Candidates and 58 junior Anticipated Candidates *Source—January 2010 IB Fact Sheet: Texas
North Hills students take both AP and IB courses. Courses such as AP World History can be taken in 10 th grade. IB Diploma courses begin in 11 th grade, with the IB exam being taken in May of the 12 th grade year. AP courses often integrated with IB courses during the 11 th grade year, with students taking the AP exam in May of the 11 th grade year.
Both AP & IB Offer courses widely accepted for college credit. Provide educational rigor and quality that helps prepare students for college. Are assessed externally, AP by the College Board and ETS, IB by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
AP differs from IB AP offers a “cafeteria plan” for which students can choose to take one AP course, several, or none. AP results are based upon a single assessment. AP is focused towards the educational system of the United States.
IB differs from AP Theory of Knowledge provides connections. Extended Essay requires independent research. CAS ensures well-roundedness. Internal Assessments measure a variety of skills. IB provides a whole, integrated curriculum.
IB differs from AP IB is based upon multiple assessments, both Internal and External. Independent student choice is often a feature of the assessments, to a greater degree than on AP assessments. Assessments reflect those typically used in colleges to a greater degree than AP assessments.
IB differs from AP Assessments are designed to ensure that students are taught a broad range of research, experimental, analytical, and presentation skills. IB is more international in its outlook. IB places greater stress upon the recognition that there are many differing points of view and students’ ability to weigh the validity of differing outlooks.
Assessment varies across the disciplines Language –Individual oral presentation History –Research paper Experimental Sciences –Experiment designed by student Visual Arts –Research workbook
IB Diploma Requirements Complete Central Elements (TOK, CAS, EE) Take Three Higher Level and Three Standard Level Courses One Course (HL or SL) From Each Subject Group Each course two years in length, except in some cases students can choose to take one SL course in a single year. At North Hills the first year of IB courses are often integrated with AP courses.
Sample IB Diploma o English A1 Higher Level o French BStandard Level o History of AmericasHigher Level o BiologyHigher Level o Math StudiesStandard Level o Visual ArtsStandard Level
Requirements to Receive IB Diploma Satisfactory completion of CAS, EE, TOK, and IBDP courses in each group (including all Internal Assessments) 24 Diploma points or more (exams scored at 1-7) Average HL score of 4 or more No score of 1 on any exam Scoring a 2 on any HL exam or an E on either EE or TOK raises point req. to 28
Advantages of IB F IB goes beyond AP preparation for college and life. –CAS encourages the development of the whole individual beyond academics. –Theory of Knowledge integrates modes of knowing from all subject areas. –IB tasks (such as the EE and IAs) develop a greater variety of skills valuable in college and the workplace, including research, experimentation, analysis, presentation, and time management. –Research is self-driven in areas of personal interest –Success in the IB Diploma Program inspires confidence leading to success in college and beyond. –International Baccalaureate fosters an international outlook for success in modern world.
Senate Bill 111 F “…an institution of higher education shall grant at least 24 semester credit hours or equivalent course credit in appropriate subject areas to an entering freshman student for successful completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.” * *Source: SB 111, 79 th Legislative Session, 2005.
UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE RATES* AVERAGE RATE IB RATE University of Florida Virginia Polytechnic Institute University of Virginia 58% 66% 39% 89% 80% 61% *Source: IBO 2003 United States Student Survey of High School Seniors Participating in the International Baccalaureate Program
UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE RATES* AVERAGE RATE IB RATE University of Southern California University of Virginia New York University 30% 39% 33% 77% 61% 53% *Source: IBO 2003 United States Student Survey of High School Seniors Participating in the International Baccalaureate Program
UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE RATES* AVERAGE RATE IB RATE University of California, Berkeley College of William & Mary Duke University 24% 35% 25% 51% 54% 39% *Source: IBO 2003 United States Student Survey of High School Seniors Participating in the International Baccalaureate Program
UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE RATES* AVERAGE RATE IB RATE Stanford University Yale University Harvard University 13% 11% 18% 15% 12% *Source: IBO 2003 United States Student Survey of High School Seniors Participating in the International Baccalaureate Program
IB Students feel more prepared for college than their peers: % of students rating their ability as high or very high: Source: UBC presentation to AACRAO, Seattle 2011. IB Non-IB Research skills35%9% Library Skills24%9% Read & comprehend academic material43%21% Analytical & critical thinking skills38%21% Skill at clear and effective writing40%20% Surveys of NHP IB Diploma graduates agree.
IB students do better at college than their peers University of British Columbia had correlated an anticipated score of 24 on the IB Diploma to a 12 th grade GPA of C+ After further study, UBC found that a better correlation was 24 points = B+ 25 points = A- NHP mean actual* IB Diploma Score: 30 (BC12 A+) Source: UBC presentation to AACRAO, Seattle 2011. *UBC found that actual IB Diploma scores tended to be several points lower than anticipated scores.
IB Exams more equitable than AP Percentage passing exams:* *Source: TEA report on AP and IB Exam Results in Texas 2009-2010 Overall Asian White Hispanic African American Not Economically Disadvantaged Economically Disadvantaged AP 50% 68% 63% 37% 25% 59% 32% IB 89% 92% 89% 87% 72% 90% 82%
How to Prepare for IB Complete required electives (Health, PE, Speech, Technology, Fine Arts) during 9 th & 10 th grade years. Prepare by taking advanced classes, such as honors science, math, and AP World History. Register for courses midway through 10 th grade year Complete IB Diploma Program commitment form. Register for all courses required for the IB Diploma (check IB Course Planning Guide). The most important predictor of success in the IB Diploma Program is the DESIRE to be successful!
North Hills Preparatory IB DP Coordinator Charles Ryder cryder@ uplifteducation.org
For More Information Select “International Baccalaureate” from the “Our School” menu www.northhillsprep.org IB Website www.ibo.org