International Baccalaureate: Student Must Take IB Exam to Receive Course Credit
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International Baccalaureate: Student Must Take IB Exam to Receive Course Credit

Why does it matter?

  • Requiring passage helps ensure competency–both in teaching and in learning.
  • Highlights:

  • Arkansas is the only state that requires students to take the IB exams to receive course credit (in this case, weighted course credit).

    States with no written policy in this area do not appear below.

    Sources for all data points are accessible through this link.

    What is International Baccalaureate? For more details on the IB Diploma Program, please refer to this summary for state policymakers or visit the IB Web site.

    Methodology: This information was collected from state statutes and regulations, and will be updated as new policies and programs are enacted.

    Last update: August 20, 2007

    This database was compiled by Jennifer Dounay, project manager, ECS High School Policy Center. For questions, additions or corrections: 303.299.3689 or

  • Student must take IB exam to receive course credit
    Alabama No
    Alaska No
    Arizona No
    Arkansas Yes. Student must take IB exam to receive weighted course credit.
    California No
    Colorado No
    Connecticut No
    Delaware No
    District of Columbia No
    Florida No
    Georgia No
    Hawaii No
    Idaho No
    Illinois No
    Indiana No
    Iowa No
    Kansas No
    Kentucky No
    Louisiana No
    Maine No
    Maryland No
    Massachusetts No
    Michigan No
    Minnesota No
    Mississippi No
    Missouri No
    Montana No
    Nebraska No
    Nevada No
    New Hampshire No
    New Jersey No
    New Mexico No
    New York No
    North Carolina No
    North Dakota No
    Ohio No
    Oklahoma No
    Oregon No
    Pennsylvania No
    Rhode Island No
    South Carolina No
    South Dakota No
    Tennessee No
    Texas No
    Utah No
    Vermont No
    Virginia No
    Washington No
    West Virginia No
    Wisconsin No
    Wyoming No
    Puerto Rico No

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