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Recognized by universities throughout the world, the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a college entrance examination that students can take in any country. A school that adopts the IB curriculum ensures that its academics are brought up to international standards. Over 500 U.S. high schools currently participate in the International Baccalaureate program. As the IB concept gains ground with students, parents, and teachers in North America, Supertest tells two illuminating stories: how the IB program came to be and eventually reached the United States, and how it came to be implemented at Mount Vernon High in Alexandria, VA. The book provides insight into how ideas first conceived by a small group of educators in Switzerland eventually helped improve a typical American public school.Each of the ideas grew from the IB foundersa#39; notion of what an educated person ought to be, and became the parts of the program that students praise most often a€” the extended essay; the creative, aethestic, or social service activity (CASS);anbsp;...

Author:Jay Mathews, Ian Hill
Publisher:Open Court Publishing - 2005


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