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Title: Dublin City Schools


Dublin City Schools AP/IB Meeting
January 18th, 2012
This Evenings Presentation
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 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

Why Take AP?
  • Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses give
    you a head start on college.
  • - Broaden a students intellectual horizons.
  • Stand out in college admissions process.
  • Earn college credit and placement into
  • advanced courses.

Benefits of taking the AP Exam
  • Many of the nations 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

Dublin AP Participation(Exams)
  • 776 AP Exams given (May 2005)
  • 1792 AP Exams given (May 2008)
  • 2187 AP Exams given (May 2009)
  • 2241 AP Exams given (May 2010)
  • Note Check with individual buildings for AP
    course offerings.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
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
  • 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.

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
2000 2004 2010
Components of the IB Diploma Programme
Components of the IB Diploma Programme
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
Group 5 Mathematics
Group 6 The Arts
  • Math (HL)
  • Math (SL)
  • Math Studies (SL)
  • Computer Science (SL)
  • Visual Art (HL/SL)
  • Theatre
  • Music (SL)
  • Physics (SL)
  • Chemistry (HL)
  • Biology (HL)

The IB Core
Theory of Knowledge
  • Explores the nature of knowledge across
  • Encourages an appreciation of other cultural
  • Develops critical thinking

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

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

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

Benefits of the IB Diploma Programme
  • Students earn weighted grades in high school IB
  • 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.

Summary Comparisons

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

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

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.

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.

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.

  • 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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