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  • Why should I encourage my child to take PDP/DP courses?

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    According to research reports, students who succeed in the IB Programme do better than most other groups of students when entering the university. Specifically, two studies indicated that IB students earned higher standardized test scores and maintained higher grade point averages when at university.  The knowledge and skills obtained in the programme prepare students to succeed in higher education. Furthermore, university admissions officials expect students to take the most rigorous courses available in high school. 

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  • How do I contact my student's teachers?

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    You can find the contact information on all PDP/DP teachers on our Faculty Page

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  • How do I schedule a parent conference?

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    Contact Mrs. Evelyn Anstiss directly to schedule a parent conference with the IB coordinator, teacher, counselor, and/or an administrator. 

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  • How can I find out what assignments my student has?

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    Parents of PDP students should request PDP teachers to provide a parent code for schoology.com.  We use Schoology to post and to turn in the assignments.  

     

    Parents of DP students should send a request to jessica.rushing@tangischools.org to be added to their student's Managebac account.  Managebac is used to post and to turn in assignments.

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  • What scores must my student earn to obtain the full IB Diploma?

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    Diploma candidates must earn a total of 24 points on their six IB examinations.  Bonus points may be awarded for their Theory of Knowledge work and Extended Essay.  

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  • Will my student receive college credit for IB tests?

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    Each college has their own credit policies concerning IB and AP test scores.  Students and parents should research individual college policies.  No high school can promise college credit based on these scores. 

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  • What is the difference between DP, AP, and Dual Enrollment?

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    All three programs give high school students an opportunity to earn college credit; however, each program offers students a different experience. The Diploma Programme is a two year programme that is measured through multiple assessments (Oral Assessments, Written Assessments, Performance-Based Assessments, Laboratory, etc.) over the course of the programme.  AP courses are typically one-year courses that culliminate in one high-stakes written/multiple choice assessment at the end of the year.  Dual-Enrollment courses are one-year courses that use multiple written and multiple-choice assessments over the course of one year.

    See the following attachment for a DP/AP/Dual Enrollment side-by-side comparison

     

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