Connecting IB to the Common Core

IB and the Common Core State Standards

The IB is pleased to announce it has published two Common Core relationship studies to inform curriculum alignment and support educators and administrators as they implement the Common Core State Standards in IB World Schools.

We have also published a guide, for parents, on the relationship between the IB and the Common Core State Standards:

About these resources

The IB recognizes that the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will have a significant impact on public schools in the US and in IB schools worldwide that follow a US curriculum. In order to support IB World Schools as they prepare for the CCSS, the IB commissioned studies to identify the broad relationships that exist between the overall expectations in the PYP, MYP and DP and the Common Core State Standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.

The IB developed these studies in collaboration with IB educators, a hallmark of the IB’s relationship with its community. The purpose of these studies is to provide schools with a flexible resource to inform their own curriculum alignment. The studies employ the structure of the K-12 CCSS for ELA and mathematics to highlight the broad relationship with teaching and learning in the PYP, MYP and DP. We hope you find them a useful tool in your implementation.

The IB is pleased to announce the release of a position paper in support of the Common Core State Standards(CCSS) initiative in the United States. You, our stakeholders, will benefit from the IB’s pro-active approach as you work to implement the new standards in your schools and districts.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS): Preparing for a new paradigm

In 2011, the IB Global Recognition department conducted the IB Diploma Programme (DP) graduate destinations survey in the seven countries with the most DP schools: Australia, Canada, India, Mexico, Spain, the UK and the US. Download the US graduate destinations survey pdf .

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