How does IB fit into the common core?

San Diego-area educators trained to teach the International Baccalaureate program say its inquiry-style lessons share some of the rigorous requirements of Common Core State Standards. "It's the exact same intent, and in some cases the same wording as well," said David Weber, an IB math teacher at the Preuss School-University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, Calif. However, some IB proponents say they worry the common core's focus on standardized tests might diminish IB's use of portfolio assessments to gauge student learning.

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