Two relationship studies defining the linkages between the IB and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were released this week.
These include Mathematics Standards and English Language Arts Standards. Both provide a valuable resource for teachers at IB World Schools to support curriculum alignment.
“The IB and CCSS share many goals, the foremost of which is the emphasis on career and college readiness. These studies are powerful tools to assist IB educators in the process of rewriting curriculums and changing instructional delivery methods to best accommodate the move to Common Core national standards,”
– Drew Deutsch, Director, IB Americas
Although the CCSS initiative is unique to the United States, it will impact standards-based reform movements around the world. The U.S. Department of State provides assistance to 194 overseas schools through direct and indirect support programs designed to promote an American-style program. The IB contributes a long-respected voice in the field of international education, adding a global dimension to the discussion around the CCSS.
The studies can be found at http://www.ibo.org/iba/commoncore/ and on scribd.com.
About the International Baccalaureate