A common thread that emerged from participant life stories was that the IB has the potential to powerfully shape the lives of students who participate in its programmes.Longer-term outcomes study - The University of Melbourne
Research plays a central role in the development, quality assurance, and assessment of impact of IB programmes and services. The IB both conducts its own research and partners with leading universities and research institutions across the world.
Whether conducted in collaboration with the IB or independently, research generally suggests that an IB education has a positive impact on schools, students and teachers.
Below, you'll find key research findings for three of the four IB programmes.
Key findings: programme specific
We have also developed research briefs on post-secondary educational attainment in the United States (US) [561 KB] and on US Title 1 schools [598 KB] . Title 1 is a national programme in the US, which provides funds for schools and districts with high percentages of children from low-income families.
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These studies investigate the efficacy and outcomes of IB programmes in relation to students, teachers and schools. Outcomes research also explores the implementation of programmes within specific country contexts and the effectiveness of programme changes.
These studies support the review and development of all programme curriculum and pedagogy. Curriculum research contributes to curricular innovation, evaluation and alignment to continually evaluate and improve IB programmes.
Quality assurance research
The research department also designs, implements and maintains quality assurance frameworks for the IB's schools services, and its professional development.
Contacting IB Research
If you're interested in working with the IB to conduct research, please email IB Research.