"IB’s standards, structured into interdisciplinary and multigrade lines of inquiry, were one of the models on which the common core was based, and the drive to meet the common core is drawing interest in IB even in the current tight school budget environment."
Sparks, Sarah D. "Educators Tout IB's Links to Common Core." Education Week., 10 Jan. 2013. Web. 30 July 2013.
- Study finds IB Diploma graduates well prepared to succeed in college
Summary Brief: International Baccalaureate Standards Development and Alignment Project
The report, which analyzes the alignment of the IB Diploma Programme standards and the Knowledge and Skills for University Success (KSUS) college-ready standards, found IB standards to be “highly aligned with the KSUS standards.” In particular, the key cognitive strategies emphasized in the Diploma—critical thinking skills, intellectual inquisitiveness and interpretation—were found to be fully aligned with the expectations of university faculty.
GHS IB Teachers 2013-2014
Joan Guild, Deb Pinkham, Barry Mothes, Kim MacDonald, Pat Thibault, Seth Knowles, Seb Brenes, Jessica Zipper, Grace Leavitt, Doug Pride, Andy Tureff, Glenn Tracey, Audrey Northway, Carrie Gianattisio, Stacey Rodriguez, Kelly Welch, Denise Allen, Farrah Emerson, Vanessa Sylvester, Jenn Tracey, Kevin Rollins, Jen Doane, Sarah Way, Kelvin Hasch, Heather Perkinson
Common abbreviations used by the IB
Throughout IB publications relating to the Diploma Programme, a number of abbreviations and acronyms are used. The following is a list of the most commonly used abbreviations.
A Anticipated candidate
C Course candidate (previously certificate)
CAS Creativity, Action, Service
D Diploma candidate
DP Diploma Programme
EE Extended essay
H Carry mark forward from a previous session
HL Higher level
IA Internal assessment
IBCC International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate
ITGS Information technology in a global society
MCQ Multiple choice (examination)
MYP Middle Years Programme
N No grade issued for the subject and level (or other diploma requirement)
OCC Online curriculum centre
P Pending (mark or grade not available)
PG Predicted grade
PLA Prescribed list of authors
PLT Prescribed literature in translation list
PYP Primary Years Programme
R Retake candidate
SBC Site based coordinator (for Diploma Programme courses online)
SBS School-based syllabus
SL Standard level
ST School supported self-taught (applies to language A literature SL only)
TOK Theory of knowledge
Diploma Programme curriculum framework
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a comprehensive diploma program for students in grades 11 and 12. It aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people, who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the IBO works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. The course of study utilizes international standards and is based on an integrated curriculum, and provides for multiple forms of learning techniques and assessments. The IB Diploma Programme has 2,283 schools in 132 countries. There are more than 1,173 IB Diploma Programme Schools in the Americas (Latin America, North America, and the Caribbean). Greely is the second school in the state of Maine to offer this comprehensive program.