Key findings from IB research

Research key findings provide a quick overview of studies from around the world that examine the impacts and outcomes of IB programmes on students, teachers and schools. These resources are designed for use by IB World Schools, parents of prospective or current IB students, policy-makers and many more across the IB community.

Read our global key findings [297 KB] , or find out more about studies in Africa, Europe, Middle East [208 KB] , Asia-Pacific [530 KB]  or the the Americas [311 KB] 


Programme specific key findings

Primary Years Programme [33 KB] 

PYP key findings

Middle Years Programme [679 KB] 

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Diploma Programme [336 KB] 

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Diploma Programme core [711 KB] 

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Diploma Programme infographic [1.2 MB] 

Career-related Programme infographic [1.2 MB] 

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. 

If you have questions, or would like to know more about the work we do, please contact IB Research.