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ERIC Number: ED536593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
M-DCPS Student Performance in International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education Programs. Research Brief. Volume 1102
Blazer, Christie
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
This Research Brief summarizes the performance of M-DCPS students participating in the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) programs. Outcome data are provided for the eight M-DCPS schools offering the two programs and corresponding examinations. Participation in international studies programs continues to grow, with over 4,500 examinations taken by M-DCPS students during the 2010-11 school year. The number of IB examinations taken increased by 13 percent from 2009-10 to 2010-11 and the number of Cambridge AICE examinations taken increased by 21 percent. A comparison of student outcomes between the two programs indicates that IB students were more successful in passing their exams and receiving diplomas than Cambridge AICE program students. Seventy-nine percent of IB examinations received passing scores, compared to 51 percent of Cambridge AICE examinations. In addition, 65 percent of students participating in the IB program received an IB diploma at the conclusion of the 2010-11 school year, while 53 percent of Cambridge students received an AICE diploma. (Contains 12 tables.)
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 1450 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132. Tel: 305-995-1000; Fax: 305-995-7521; Web site: http://www.dadeschools.net
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Research Services
Identifiers - Location: Florida