This three-phase study explored the effect of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme on college readiness by examining the academic and non-academic preparation of students who participated in IB Diploma Programmes in high school. The study compared college readiness data collected from two groups of students who matriculated to the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. One group of students participated in the IB Diploma Programme in high school (referred to hereafter as IB/Honors students) and the other group of students did not participate in the IB Diploma Programme in high school (referred to hereafter as Non-IB/Honors students). The study examined both IB/Honors and Non-IB/Honors students’ levels of academic, social, and emotional adjustment and investigated the degree to which specific aspects of the IB Diploma Programme facilitated preparation for the transition from high school to college.
Authors: Dr. David Conley, Dr. Charis McGaughy, Whitney Davis-Molin, Rachel Farkas, Erin Fukuda