The International Baccalaureate (IB), formerly known as the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), is an international educational foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and founded in 1968. It offers four educational programs: the IB Diploma Program and the IB Career-related Program for students aged 15 to 18, the IB Middle Years Program, designed for students aged 11 to 14, and the IB Primary Years Program for children aged 3 to 12. To teach these programs, schools need to be authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
International Baccalaureate logo
|International Baccalaureate Organization|
The organisation's name and logo were changed in 2007 to reflect a reorganisation. Consequently, "IB" may now refer to the organisation itself, any of the four programmes, or the diploma or certificates awarded at the end of a programme.
When Marie-Thérèse Maurette wrote "Educational Techniques for peace. Do they exist?" in 1948, she created the framework for what would eventually become the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). In the mid-1960s, a group of teachers from the International School of Geneva (Ecolint) created the International Schools Examinations Syndicate (ISES), which would later become the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and then the International Baccalaureate (IB).
The IB headquarters were officially established in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1968 for the development and maintenance of the IB Diploma Programme. The objective of this programme was to "provide an internationally acceptable university admissions qualification suitable for the growing mobile population of young people whose parents were part of the world of diplomacy, international and multi-national organizations" by offering standardized courses and assessments for students aged 16 to 19.
International Baccalaureate North America (IBNA) was established in 1975 by Peter Nehr, International Baccalaureate Africa, Europe and Middle-East (IBAEM) in 1986, and International Baccalaureate Asia Pacific (IBAP) during the same period.
The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) was piloted in 1996 in 30 primary schools on different continents, and the first PYP school was authorised in 1997, with 87 authorised schools in 43 countries within five years.
The IB Career-related Programme (formerly IB Career-related Certificate) was first offered in 2012.
Alec Peterson was IB's first director general (1968–1977), followed by Gérard Renaud (1977–1983), Roger Peel (1983–1998), Derek Blackman (1998–1999), George Walker (1999–2005), Jeffrey Beard (2006–2013) and Dr. Siva Kumari (appointed 2013, incumbent from 2014).
The IB learner profileEdit
As the IB's mission in action, the learner profile concisely describes the aspirations of a global community that shares the values underlying the IB's educational philosophy. The IB learner profile describes the attributes and outcomes of education for international-mindedness. IB learners strive to be:
All four programmes (PYP, MYP, DP and CP) use the IB learner profile.
Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum outlineEdit
Age Range: 16–19
- Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
- The Extended Essay (EE)
- Creativity Activity and Service (CAS)
- Studies in Language and Literature
- Language Acquisition
- Individuals and Societies
- The Arts
Age Range: 16–19
- Study of at least two Diploma Programme courses
- Career-related studies (terminology differs across the world – vocational, professional, technical qualifications and other definitions).
- CP core
- Personal and professional skills course
- Service learning
- Reflective project
- Language development
Middle Years Programme (MYP) curriculum outlineEdit
Age range: 11–16
Six global contexts
- Identities and relationships
- Personal and cultural identity
- Orientations in space and time
- Scientific and technical innovation
- Fairness and development
- Globalization and sustainability
Eight subject areas
- Language Acquisition
- Language and Literature
- Individuals and Societies
- Physical and Health Education
Culminating activity for schools offering a 3- to 5-year program
- Personal project: MYP 5
- Community Project: MYP 3–4
Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum outlineEdit
Age range: 3–12
Six transdisciplinary themes
- Who we are
- Where we are in place and time
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- How we organise ourselves
- Sharing the planet
Six subject areas
- Social studies
- Personal, social and physical education
Five essential elements
|The International Baccalaureate (IB) 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 organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.—International Baccalaureate Mission Statement|
The IB is a not-for-profit educational foundation. The IB maintains its Foundation Office in Geneva, Switzerland. The Assessment Centre is located in Cardiff, Wales and the curriculum centre moved in 2011 to The Hague, Netherlands. Three Global Centres have been opened: Bethesda, Maryland (within the metropolitan area of Washington, DC) in the United States, Singapore and The Hague.
The organisation is divided into three regional centres: IB Africa, Europe and Middle East (IBAEM), administered from The Hague; IB Americas (IBA), administered from Bethesda; and IB Asia-Pacific (IBAP), administered from Singapore.
Sub-regional associations "are groups formed by and for IB school practitioners to assist IB schools, teachers and students in their communities—from implementing IB programmes to providing a forum for dialogue." There are currently fifty-six (56) sub-regional associations, including:
- fifteen (15) in the IB Africa, Europe and Middle East (IBAEM) region;
- thirty-six (36) in the IB Americas (IBA) region; and
- five in the IB Asia Pacific (IBAP) region.
In 2003, the IB established the IB Fund, incorporated in the United States, for the purpose of enhancing fundraising and keeping funds raised separate from operational funds. In 2004, the IB approved a strategic plan to "ensure that programmes and services are of the highest quality" and "to provide access to people who are socio-economically disadvantaged." In 2010 and 2015 the strategic plans were updated after substantial consultation. The vision for the next 5 years was to more consciously establish the IB as a leader in international education and the Board outlined a vision and four strategic goals with key strategic objective.
Access remains fundamental to the mission of the IB and a variety of initiatives and projects are helping to take it forward in Ecuador, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Kazakhstan, Spain, Malaysia, and Japan
The United States has the largest number of IB programmes (2,010 out of 5,586) offered in both private and public schools.
The IB works with governments and non-governmental organizations across the world and has consultative status as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and has collaborative relationships with the Council of Europe and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).
The IB governance is composed of an IB Board of Governors and six committees (access and advancement, audit, education, finance, human resources and governance). The Board of Governors appoints the Director General, sets the strategic direction of the organisation, adopts a mission statement, makes policy, oversees the IB's financial management, and ensures autonomy and integrity of the IB Diploma Programme examinations and other student assessment. The structure of its different committees are based on respect, representation and collaboration.
The Board of Governors can comprise between 15 and 25 members. Members are elected by the Board on the recommendation of the governance committee, and from nominations presented from the Heads Council, Regional Councils and the Board. To encourage diversity of gender, culture and geography, there are only three ex officio positions: Director General (non-voting), the chair of the Examining Board and the chair of the Heads Council.
Advisory bodies include the Heads Council and Regional Councils
|Total Schools Globally||1,375||1,264||2,997||118||4,460|
|Countries & Territories||104||97||140||18||151|
The IB Diploma Programme was described as "a rigorous, off-the-shelf curriculum recognized by universities around the world" when it was featured in the December 18, 2006, edition of Time titled "How to bring our schools out of the 20th Century". The IBDP was also featured in the summer 2002 edition of American Educator, where Robert Rothman described it as "a good example of an effective, instructionally sound, exam-based system."
In the USA, in 2006, as part of the American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI), President George W. Bush and Education Secretary Margaret Spellings presented a plan for the expansion of Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate mathematics and science courses, with the goal of increasing the number of AP and IB teachers and the number of students taking AP and IB exams, as well as tripling the number of students passing those exams. Howard Gardner, a professor of educational psychology at Harvard University, said that the IBDP curriculum is "less parochial than most American efforts" and helps students "think critically, synthesize knowledge, reflect on their own thought processes and get their feet wet in interdisciplinary thinking."
In 2006, government ministers in the United Kingdom provided funding so that "every local authority in England could have at least one centre offering sixth-formers the chance to do the IB." In 2008, due to the devaluing of the A-Levels and an increase in the number of students taking the IB exams, then-Children's Secretary Ed Balls abandoned a "flagship Tony Blair pledge to allow children in all areas to study IB." Fears of a "two-tier" education system further dividing education between the rich and the poor emerged as the growth in IB is driven by private schools and sixth-form colleges. While the number of Diploma Programme state schools has dropped under budget constraints, the new Career-related Programme has seen solid uptake in the UK with 27 schools in Kent alone.
In 2006, an attempt was made to eliminate it from a public school in Pittsburgh, PA. Some schools in the United States have eliminated the IBDP due to budgetary reasons and low student participation. In Utah in 2008, funding for the IBDP was reduced from $300,000 to $100,000 after State Senator Margaret Dayton objected to the program, stating, "First, I have never espoused eliminating IB ... I don't want to create 'world citizens' nearly as much as I want to help cultivate American citizens who function well in the world." Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, meanwhile, believes that IB should be an option for students in Chicago Public Schools. Elizabeth Brackett reports on the IB in Chicago. A report by the University of Chicago concluded that Chicago Public School students who completed the IB programme were 40% more likely to attend a four-year college, 50% more likely to attend a selective four-year college, and significantly more likely to persist in college than their matched peers outside the program." The City of Miami Beach Commission entered into an education compact with Miami-Dade County Public Schools with one of the initiatives of the compact to implement the IB program throughout Miami Beach feeder schools.
In other parts of the world, IB programs have been well received, too. In 2013, The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan and the IB announced a plan that will expand the opportunities for Japanese students to complete the IB curriculum in Japanese. In Malaysia a project has been developed in response to interest expressed by the Malaysia Ministry of Education (MoE) in working with the IB to implement the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) in select secondary state schools. The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) signed an agreement with the IB in efforts to widen the options offered for parents and to meet the different needs of students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In April 2014 The King Faisal Foundation in Saudi Arabia and the IB signed a memorandum of understanding to develop IB programs, including the IBDP, in up to 40 primary and secondary schools, with the goal of developing these schools as centres of excellence as IB World Schools. In Peru President Ollanta Humala has committed to building a high performing schools network (COAR) made up of IB World Schools. In early 2016 13 new schools were authorized by the IB as part of this programme. In Ecuador, President Rafael Correa has also committed to improving education in state schools by implementing IB programmes and by January 2016 there were over 200 state schools. With support from local organisations, there are 13 state IB schools in Russia. In Spain, various models have been implemented (3 types of schools in Spain: public schools, private schools and state funded-private or ‘concerted’ schools) and led to extensive growth with 140 schools.
Internationally the IB continues to be recognised as innovative, and in 2014 The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) announced the IB Career-related Certificate as a finalist for their annual WISE Awards.
Schools offering International BaccalaureateEdit
According to The IB's "Find a World School" list, as of July 2017 there are over 4900 schools offering one or more IB programmes. 
Notable schools include:
- Aga Khan School, Dhaka
- American International School of Dhaka
- American Standard International School of Dhaka
- International School Dhaka
- British International School Shanghai
- British School of Beijing
- Canadian International School of Beijing
- Dulwich College Shanghai
- Guangdong Country Garden School
- International School of Beijing
- International School of Dongguan
- International School of Tianjin
- Léman International School - Chengdu
- Nanjing International School
- Nord Anglia International School Shanghai Pudong
- Qingdao Amerasia International School
- Shanghai American School
- Shanghai Community International School
- Shanghai Singapore International School
- Western Academy of Beijing
- Yew Chung International School of Shanghai
- Chinese International School
- Diocesan Boys' School
- Discovery College
- German Swiss International School
- Hong Kong Academy
- Hong Kong International School
- Independent Schools Foundation Academy
- International College Hong Kong
- Island School
- King George V School, Hong Kong
- Li Po Chun United World College
- Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School
- Renaissance College, Hong Kong
- Sha Tin College
- St. Paul's Co-educational College
- American Embassy School, Delhi
- American School of Bombay
- The British School, New Delhi
- Canadian International School (Bangalore)
- Ebenezer International School Bangalore
- Greenwood High International School
- The Heritage School, Kolkata
- Indus International School, Bangalore
- Indus International School, Pune
- The International School Bangalore
- Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai
- Kodaikanal International School
- Oakridge International School, Hyderabad
- Pathways School Gurgaon
- Stonehill International School
- Symbiosis International School, Pune
- Victorious Kidss Educares, Pune
- KIIT International School, Bhubaneswar
- ACG School Jakarta
- ACS Jakarta
- AIS Indonesia
- Bali International School
- Bandung Independent School
- Bina Tunas Bangsa School
- British School Jakarta
- Gandhi Memorial International School
- Global Jaya International School
- Jakarta Intercultural School
- Medan Independent School
- Sekolah Global Indo-Asia
- Sinarmas World Academy
- Singapore International School, Indonesia
- Surabaya Intercultural School
- Pelita Harapan School
- Tunas Bangsa School
- Yogyakarta International School
- Aoba-Japan International School
- Canadian Academy
- Horizon Japan International School
- Nagoya International School
- Osaka International School
- Tokyo International School
- Yokohama International School
- Fairview International School
- International School of Kuala Lumpur
- The International School of Penang (Uplands)
- Kolej Mara Banting
- Malay College Kuala Kangsar
- Marlborough College
- Mont'Kiara International School
- Taylor's College
- The Beacon School
- Brent International School
- British School Manila
- Cebu International School
- Chinese International School Manila
- German European School Manila
- International School Manila
- Mahatma Gandhi International School
- Saint Jude Catholic School
- Singapore School Manila
- Southville International School and Colleges
- Xavier School
- Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
- The British School, New Delhi
- GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
- St. Joseph's Institution
- Tanglin Trust School
- United World College of South East Asia (Singapore)
- Branksome Hall Asia
- Chadwick International
- Dulwich College Seoul
- Dwight School Seoul
- Gyeonggi Academy of Foreign Languages
- Gyeonggi Suwon International School
- Seoul Foreign School
- Bangkok Patana School, Bangkok 
- British International School, Phuket
- International School Bangkok
- KIS International School Bangkok
- NIST International School
- Regents International School, Pattaya
- St Andrews International School Bangkok
- Wells International School
United Arab EmiratesEdit
- The British International School Abu Dhabi
- Dubai International Academy
- GEMS Modern Academy
- Emirates International School
- GEMS Wellington International School (Dubai)
- GEMS World Academy
- Jumeirah English Speaking School
- Albert Park College
- Anglican Church Grammar School
- Annesley Junior School
- Australian International Academy
- Blackwood High School
- Cairns State High School
- Canberra Grammar School
- Canberra Girls Grammar School
- Carey Baptist Grammar School
- Concordia College (South Australia)
- Copland College
- Cranbrook School, Sydney
- Elonera Montessori School
- Fintona Girls' School
- Firbank Girls' Grammar School
- Geelong Grammar School
- German International School Sydney
- Gilmore College
- Glenunga International High School
- Good Shepherd Lutheran College
- Hunter Valley Grammar School
- Immanuel College (Australia)
- Indooroopilly State High School
- International School of Western Australia
- Ivanhoe Grammar School
- John Paul College (Melbourne)
- John Paul College (Brisbane)
- John Wollaston Anglican Community School
- Kambala School
- Kardinia International College
- Kingswood College Doncaster
- Kingswood College (Box Hill)
- Kormilda College
- Loreto College, Victoria
- Loreto College, Marryatville
- Loreto College Coorparoo
- Loreto Kirribilli
- Loreto Normanhurst
- Loreto Mandeville Hall
- Lycée Condorcet (Sydney)
- Mercedes College (Adelaide)
- MLC School
- Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College
- Moreton Bay Boys' College
- Mount Scopus Memorial College
- Mountain Creek State High School
- Newington College
- Oakleigh Grammar
- Pembroke School, Adelaide
- Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne
- Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth
- Preshil, The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School
- Prince Alfred College
- Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology
- Queensland Academy for Creative Industries
- Queensland Academy for Health Sciences
- Ravenswood School for Girls
- SCECGS Redlands
- Scotch College, Perth
- Seymour College (Victoria)
- Seymour College
- Somerset College (Australia)
- Southern Christian College
- St Andrew's Cathedral School
- St Brigid's College
- St Dominic's Priory College, Adelaide
- St Leonard's College (Melbourne)
- St Paul's Grammar School
- St Peter's Collegiate Girls' School
- St Peters Lutheran College
- Tara Anglican School for Girls
- The Armidale School
- Friends' School, Hobart
- The Hills Grammar School
- Illawarra Grammar School
- Kilmore International School
- The King's School, Parramatta
- Tintern Grammar
- Trinity Grammar School Preparatory School
- Trinity Grammar School (New South Wales)
- Trinity Lutheran College (Queensland)
- Walford Anglican School for Girls
- Wesley College (Victoria)
- Woodcroft College
- Xavier College
- ACG Senior College
- Auckland International College
- Bay of Islands International Academy
- Chilton Saint James School
- Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland
- John McGlashan College
- Kristin School
- Queen Margaret College, Wellington
- Rangitoto College
- Saint Kentigern College
- Scots College, Wellington
- Selwyn House School
- St Cuthbert's College, Auckland
- St Margaret's College, Christchurch
- St Margaret's College, Otago
- St Mark's Church School
- St Peter's School, Cambridge
- Takapuna Grammar School
- Carlsbad International School
- English College Prague (ECP)
- The English International School Prague (EISP)
- International School of Ostrava
- International School of Prague (ISP)
- Prague British School (PBS)
- Riverside School Prague
- Copenhagen International School (CIS)
- Grenaa Gymnasium & HF
- Herlufsholm School
- Kolding Gymnasium
- Langkaer Gymnasium
- Nørre Gymnasium
- Østerbro International School (ØIS)
- American School of Paris (ASP)
- International Bilingual School of Provence (IBS)
- International School of Paris (ISP)
- Bavarian International School (BIS) 
- Berlin Metropolitan School (ISS)
- Frankfurt International School (FIS)
- International School of Hamburg (ISH)
- International School of Stuttgart (ISS)
- Munich International School (MIS)
- International School of Milan ISE
- The British School of Milan
- American Overseas School of Rome
- Marymount International School of Rome
- Rome International School
- Deledda International School
- The English International School of Padua
- Bergen Cathedral School
- Oslo International School
- Skagerak International School
- Trondheim International School
- Carlucci American International School of Lisbon
- Colégio Planalto
- Oeiras International School
- Oporto British School
- Saint Dominic's International School
- St. Julian's School
- International School of the Gothenburg Region
- Katedralskolan, Linköping
- Katedralskolan, Skara
- Katedralskolan, Uppsala
- Katedralskolan, Växjö
- Malmö Borgarskola
- Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket
- Stockholm International School
- American School in Switzerland
- Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil
- Collège Champittet, Pully
- Collège du Léman
- GEMS World Academy
- Haut-Lac International Bilingual School
- Inter-Community School Zürich
- International School Basel
- International School of Geneva
- International School of Lausanne
- International School of Zug and Luzern
- La Côte International School
- The Abbey School, Reading
- Bexley Grammar School
- Brentwood School, Essex
- Charterhouse School
- Colchester Sixth Form College
- Dane Court Grammar School, Kent
- Dartford Grammar School
- EF Academy Oxford
- EF Academy Torbay
- Exeter College, Exeter
- Fettes College
- Godolphin and Latymer School
- Hautlieu School, Jersey
- Hockerill Anglo-European College
- King's College School, Wimbledon
- Malvern College
- Marymount International School London
- North London Collegiate School
- Oakham School
- Rochester Grammar School, Kent
- Sevenoaks School, Kent
- Sherborne School for Girls
- St Benedict's Catholic High School, Alcester
- Torquay Boys' Grammar School
- Academie Ste Cecile International School
- Ancaster High School
- Ashbury College
- Assumption College Catholic High School
- Balmoral Hall School
- Bayview Secondary School
- Bermuda High School
- Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School
- Branksome Hall
- Brockville Collegiate Institute
- Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute
- Cardinal Carter Catholic High School
- Chippewa Secondary School
- Cobourg Collegiate Institute
- Colonel By Secondary School
- Glenforest Secondary School
- Glenview Park Secondary School
- Harry Ainlay High School
- Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute
- Lillian Osborne High School
- Luther College High School
- McNally High School
- Monarch Park Collegiate Institute
- Mulgrave School
- Pearson College UWC
- Port Moody Secondary School
- Richmond Secondary School
- Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School
- Saint John High School
- Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School (Vancouver)
- St. Robert Catholic High School
- St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic
- Stratford Hall
- Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School
- TMS School
- Turner Fenton Secondary School
- Upper Canada College
- Victoria Park Collegiate Institute (Toronto)
- Westdale Secondary School
- Western Canada High School
- Weston Collegiate Institute
- White Oaks Secondary School
- Wilmington Friends School
- York School
- Cetys Universidad
- Colegio Americano de Puebla
- Escuela Preparatoria Federal Lázaro Cárdenas
- Tec de Monterrey
- Allen D. Nease High School
- Allen High School (Texas)
- Andress High School
- Andrew Hill High School
- Annapolis High School (Maryland)
- Annie Wright Schools
- Atherton High School
- Atlee High School
- Awty International School
- Barack Obama Academy of International Studies 6-12
- Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
- Biotechnology High School
- British International School of Boston
- British International School of Chicago Lincoln Park
- British International School of Chicago, South Loop
- British International School of Houston
- British International School of Washington
- Brooke Point High School (Virginia)
- Brooklyn Center High School (Brooklyn Center, Minnesota)
- Brooklyn Latin School (Brooklyn, New York)
- C. Leon King High School
- Campbell High School (Georgia)
- Canyon Springs High School (Moreno Valley, California)
- Cape Coral High School
- Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Miami, Florida
- Central High School (Springfield, Missouri)
- City Honors School
- Clarke County High School (Berryville, Virginia)
- Connecticut IB Academy
- Coppell High School
- Coral Reef Senior High School
- Corcoran High School
- Coronado High School (El Paso, Texas)
- Cypress Creek High School (Orlando, Florida)
- Deerfield Beach High School
- DeLand High School
- Desert Mountain High School
- Dobbs Ferry High School
- Douglas County High School (Castle Rock, Colorado)
- Dunbar High School (Fort Myers, Florida)
- Eastside High School (Gainesville, Florida)
- Edgewood High School (Edgewood, Maryland)
- EF Academy New York
- Edison High School (Minnesota) (Minneapolis)
- Fairmont Preparatory Academy
- Fort Myers Senior High School
- Fresno High School
- Garland High School
- GEMS World Academy (Chicago)
- George Washington High School (Chicago)
- Germantown High School (Tennessee)
- Granada Hills Charter High School
- Grand Rapids High School (Grand Rapids, Minnesota)
- Great Oak High School (Temecula, California)
- Great River Charter Montessori School (St. Paul, Minnesota)
- Grimsley High School
- Harding Senior High School (Saint Paul, Minnesota)
- Haines City High School
- Henry Foss High School
- Highland Park High School (Minnesota) (St. Paul, Minnesota)
- Hilton Head Island High School
- Hillsborough High School (Tampa, Florida)
- Inglemoor High School
- Interlake High School
- International Academy (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
- International High School of San Francisco
- The International School Portland, Oregon
- International School of Indiana
- Jim Hill High School (Jackson, Mississippi)
- John Adams High School (Indiana)
- John Dickinson High School (Wilmington, Delaware)
- Johnson High School (Gainesville, Georgia)
- Klein Oak High School
- Lamar High School (Houston)
- Lawrence D. Bell High School (Hurst, Texas)
- Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
- Littleton High School (Colorado)
- Long Trail School (Dorset, Vermont)
- Longview High School (Longview, Texas)
- Meade Senior High School
- Millard North High School (Omaha, Nebraska)
- Millbrook High School (Raleigh, North Carolina)
- Mira Loma High School
- Morris Knolls High School (Rockaway, New Jersey)
- Newbury Park High School
- North Broward Preparatory School
- North Central High School (Indianapolis, Indiana)
- North High School (Phoenix, Arizona)
- North Kansas City High School
- Old Mill High School
- Omaha Central High School
- Oregon Trail Academy
- Palisade High School (Mesa County, Colorado)
- Patrick Henry High School (Minneapolis)
- Plano East Senior High School 
- Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School
- Princess Anne High School
- Richard Montgomery High School
- Riverdale High School (Fort Myers, Florida)
- Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School
- Roosevelt High School (Minneapolis)
- Rufus King International School – High School Campus
- Rutherford High School (Florida)
- Saint Edward High School (Lakewood, Ohio)
- Saint George's School (Spokane, Washington)
- Saint John's Preparatory School
- Saint Paul Central High School (St. Paul, Minnesota)
- Shiloh High School
- Smoky Hill High School
- Sonora High School (La Habra, California)
- South Charleston High School
- South Fork High School
- South Shore International College Preparatory High School
- Southwest High School (Minneapolis)
- Stony Point High School
- Strawberry Crest High School
- Sturgis Charter Public School
- Sunset High School (Beaverton, Oregon)
- Temple High School (Temple, Texas)
- Trinity High School (Euless, Texas)
- Troy High School (Fullerton, California)
- Tualatin High School
- Valencia High School (Placentia, California)
- Valdosta High School (Valdosta, Georgia)
- The Village School (Houston, Texas)
- Walnut High School (Walnut, California)
- Washburn High School (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- Wausau East High School (Wausau, Wisconsin)
- West High School (Salt Lake City, Utah)
- West Morris Central High School (Chester, New Jersey)
- West Morris Mendham High School (Mendham, New Jersey)
- Westwood High School (Austin, Texas) (Austin, Texas)
- Whitby School (Greenwich, Connecticut, USA)
- Wichita East High School (Wichita, Kansas)
- William G. Enloe High School (Raleigh, North Carolina)
- William Howard Taft High School (Chicago)
- Wilson Magnet High School
- Windermere Preparatory School
- Yonkers High School (Yonkers, New York)
- York High School (Virginia)
- Asociación Escuelas Lincoln (Buenos Aires)
- St. George's College (Quilmes)
- Washington School (Buenos Aires)
- American School of Rio de Janeiro
- Associação Escola Graduada de São Paulo
- Colégio Miguel de Cervantes (São Paulo)
- Escola Maria Imaculada (Chapel School) (São Paulo)
- International School of Curitiba (Curitiba)
- St. Francis College (São Paulo)
- Anglo Colombian School (Bogotá)
- Colegio Albania (La Guajira Department)
- The English School
- Knightsbridge Schools International Bogotá (Bogotá)
- International School of Panama
- Knightsbridge Schools International Panama
- Metropolitan School of Panama
The IB conducts its own research or commissions research from renowned universities or research institutions around the globe. Research is used to understand and track the implementation and impact of the IB's programmes or to support development of the programmes. There is also a wealth of third party research available:
- The International Education Research Database is a source for references concerning research publications related to ‘international education’, ‘international schools’ and ‘International Baccalaureate’. It provides links to the original sources.
- The Journal of Research in International Education often contains articles related to research on the IB or International Education.
- Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in the UK examined the characteristics and trends of IB students compared to A-level and other student groups at universities and documented the results in a comprehensive report.
Allegations of plagiarismEdit
Jeffrey Beard, a past director-general of International Baccalaureate, gave a talk on "Education for a Better World" on 5 August 2010 at the Chautauqua Institution in New York State. The institution issued a statement the next day in which it expressed "genuine disappointment" with the talk, noting that it "drew heavily upon and quoted extensively from a speech given earlier in the year by Sir Ken Robinson", while adding that he "neglected to cite his source or reveal the quotations for what they were". Ken Robinson is a renowned British educationist who lives in the United States. Through an IB spokesperson, Beard admitted that "he could have been more explicit about the sources and authors that inspired him for the content of this speech". In a letter sent to heads of schools that offer the IB curricula, he described this as an "unfortunate incident" due to an "oversight".
In an apparently unrelated development, the Times Educational Supplement revealed on 8 October 2010, that significant portions of one of IB's marking guides for the IB Diploma Programme was lifted wholesale from unattributed websites, including Wikipedia. In a letter to schools, IB director-general Beard wrote: "We have and always will take immediate and appropriate action when we discover any violation of our policies or standards." The examiner responsible for the plagiarism resigned from the examination board five weeks after the issue came to light.
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