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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 jdounay@ecs.org
  • Student must take IB exam to receive course credit
    Arkansas Yes. Student must take IB exam to receive weighted course credit.


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