High school student engagement among IB and non-IB Students in the United States: A comparison study (2009)

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International Baccalaureate Global Policy and Research in collaboration with The Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University.

In 2009, the IB recruited eight schools to participate in the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE). The HSSSE is a national survey measuring the academic, social, and emotional engagement of high school students. Two broad sets of analyses were conducted - the first compared non-IB students and IB students in the targeted sample of eight schools (n=7,692), and the second compared non-IB students and IB students in a national sample of more than 100 schools (n=42,754). In both sets of comparisons, IB students rated their levels of academic, behavioral, and emotional engagement significantly higher than non-IB students.

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Research summary (PDF, 211 KB)