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An Exploration of Virginia Law on Recognition, University Officials, and Perceptions of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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dc.contributor.advisor Earley, Penelope M.
dc.contributor.advisor Shaklee, Beverly
dc.contributor.author Daly, Kimberley
dc.creator Daly, Kimberley
dc.date 2012-07-25
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-17T19:31:32Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2012-09-17T19:31:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-17
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/7928
dc.description.abstract This study investigated how university officials at five public universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia responded in the aftermath of a law concerning credit policies for International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Mandated by the Code of Virginia § 23-9.2:3.8, this policy is unique in the area of AP and IB recognition in the United States and required public colleges and universities to complete four steps by May 31, 2011. These included setting comparable credit recognition policies for both AP and IB examinations, providing credit for both IB standard and higher level examinations, identifying the requirements students met by successfully completing the IB Diploma, and reporting policies to the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and publishing those policies on university websites. Interviews, artifact analysis, and website reviews were used to produce policy case studies of five Virginia universities’ compliance with the law. In addition to documenting policy compliance, additional goals of the study included understanding university officials’ attitudes concerning the law, IB student readiness for college-level course work, and general perceptions of the IBDP and IB students.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject international baccalaureate en_US
dc.subject advanced placement en_US
dc.subject college credit en_US
dc.subject educational policy en_US
dc.subject Virginia en_US
dc.subject universities en_US
dc.title An Exploration of Virginia Law on Recognition, University Officials, and Perceptions of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.name PhD in Education en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Education en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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