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1 Murrieta Valley Unified School District

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3 APIB Scored from 1-5Scored from 1-7 College credit for 3 or 4College credit for 4 or 5 Measured by a one day, largely multiple choice test Measured by multiple assessment formats throughout the year: essays, labs, portfolios, projects, oral commentaries Measures breadth of knowledgeMeasures depth of knowledge Courses stand alone; students specialize Integrated curriculum over 2 years with CAS, Extended Essay and TOK for a well-rounded education program Any student may take AP exams; IB students may take AP exams Only IB students enrolled in IB courses may take IB exams

4  Both are rigorous programs  Both attract highly motivated students  Both grant weighted grades  Both involve highly dedicated and creative teachers  Both use external assessments  Both are recognized by most US universities for consideration for college credit or advanced standing

5  Apply critical thinking skills  Educate the whole person  Develop international mindedness  Understand individual responsibility to the local and global community  Belong to a family learning community  Outperform peers on state assessments  Have higher acceptance rates to universities  Perform better in post-secondary education

6  IB students accepted to over 82 universities, such as: UC Berkeley, UCSD, NYU, BYU, SDSU, Cal Poly SLO, UCLA, USC  Every Diploma student has been accepted to a 4 year university.  75% of 2013 cohort earned their IB diploma.  30 was the average passing score.

7 University or CollegeTotal Pop. AcceptanceIB Diploma Acceptance UC Irvine56.0%89.9% UC San Diego41.0%65.6% UC Berkley24.0%50.6% UC Los Angeles24.0%48.5% USC30%69% University San Diego53%83% Cornell University29%47% BYU30%96.3% Georgetown21%28.5% CSU, Fullerton69%97.6% CSU, Long Beach52%92.2%

8  University policies for IB/AP credit differ. Generally, all HL courses with a score of 5 or above are accepted. In most cases HL courses are granted 8 credits.  Many private and out of state universities award credit for SL exams.  UC: Full IB Diploma candidates with a score of 30 or above will receive 30 quarter units (or 20 semester units) toward their degree.

9  2 year program taken in 11 th and 12 th grades that can result in an internationally recognized diploma in addition to the high school diploma.  Focuses on educating well-rounded students who want to make a difference in the world and are willing to challenge themselves to prepare for college.

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11 6 courses total 3 HL & 3 SL

12 11 th Grade  IB English HL1  IB Language B SL/HL1  IB History HL1  IB Science SL/HL1  IB Math SL  IB Music, Art SL/HL, Psych SL/HL  Elective 12 th Grade  IB English HL2  IB Language B SL/HL2  IB History HL2  IB Science SL/HL2  IB Math SL/HL2  Elective TOK is now offered as an evening class in Spring of Junior year and Fall of Senior year.

13  Theory of Knowledge Course – Asks the big questions. How do we know what we know? Discussion based course.  Extended Essay – Research a topic that interests you. Write a well argued page research paper with guidance from a teacher, written over 2 years.  Creativity / Action / Service (CAS) – Get involved in meaningful activities. 150 hours completed in 11 th and 12 th grade only. (Hours count for graduation requirements)

14  External exams taken in May  Internal assessments completed throughout the course.  Score of 1 to 7 to determine college credit and awarding of diploma.  All IB courses except TOK and Math Studies receive weighted grades.

15  Maximum 45 points possible (7 pts x 6 classes + 3pts from TOK/EE)  Minimum for diploma is 24 points with no failing conditions  Failing conditions = ◦ 1 on any course or 2 on any HL ◦ Not averaging 4 points on SL exams ◦ Not averaging 4 points on HL exams

16  Fees are paid in September of each testing year and students are required to take the exams  Registration Fee (subject to change) ◦ Diploma Student: one time fee of $158 ◦ Certificate Student: fee of $158 each testing year  Per subject fee (subject to change) ◦ $108 per subject test ◦ No fee is charged for Theory of Knowledge or Extended Essay  Total Cost for DP: 6 tests at $108 + $158= $806  30 credits at a university can average over $15,000

17  Complete an application form with 2 teacher recommendations.  Applications are requested by February 18 th.  Student and parents will be notified when completed application is received.  Additional paperwork will be sent home for signatures.  When all signed paperwork is returned, student will then be officially enrolled in IB.

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