Why does it matter?
|Collaboration on IB between K-12 and higher education systems|
|Arizona||Yes. The Options for Excellence program administered by Arizona State University seeks to increase the number of challenging curriculum options in middle and high schools in the state, as well as the number of students demonstrating achievement in such options, as measured by IB, CLEP and Advanced Placement (AP). The program serves "as a liaison between teachers, schools, and districts, and the IB, AP or ACT agencies that provide resources for rigorous school-wide curriculum and increase teacher performance."|
|District of Columbia||No|
|Florida||Yes. "The levels of postsecondary education shall collaborate in further developing and providing articulated programs in which students can proceed toward their educational objectives as rapidly as their circumstances permit." International Baccalaureate is one of the acceleration programs on which collaboration is mandated.|
|Minnesota||Yes. 2007 H.F. 1063 allocates fiscal year 2008 and 2009 funds to the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to provide "academically rigorous educational opportunities," including IB and Advanced Placement (AP) to students in remote and underserved areas where the district lacks the resources to provide such programs. Courses may be provided by high school or postsecondary staff, or via distance learning.|
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