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1 Dublin City Schools AP/IB Meeting
Advanced Placement Hello and welcome to the 2012 Dublin City Schools Advanced Placement & International Baccalaureate Presentation My 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 Scioto January 18th, 2012

2 This Evening’s Presentation
Courses Benefits Advanced Placement Components International Baccalaureate Comparison and Conclusion Tonight 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 benefits Then look at he IB Components and benefits We 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 topics Textbooks Lab work Time and effort required by students AP designed to parallel introductory college course Mirror pace, range and depth Use college textbooks.

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 Two week examination period in May: 2003 — May 5-9 & May 12-16 A detailed testing schedule for 2003 is available on the back page 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 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) 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 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 1218 410 205

11 Components of the IB Diploma Programme

12 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) History of the Americas (HL) Psychology Business (SL) English (HL) Group 4: Sciences Offerings vary at each school depending on demand for course Group 5: Mathematics Group 6: The Arts Math (HL) Math (SL) Math Studies (SL) Computer Science (SL) Physics (SL) Chemistry (HL) Biology (HL) Visual Art (HL/SL) Theatre Music (SL)

14 Creativity Action Service
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 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

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. Car comparisons

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. IB Science students work together between science disciplines to create a group research project.

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. IB is not exclusive, due to the IA and EA

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! PPT on websites Course Handbook on Website List of AP and IB teachers and their contacts

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