141,831 DP graduates celebrate -15 exam results

More than 141,831 IB Diploma Programme (DP) students around the world are receiving their results from the May 2015 examination session today.

They join a community of more than 1,300,000 DP graduates in 140 countries across the world. The number of students receiving their diplomas this year marks a 4.8 percent increase compared to last year’s exam session.

The May 2015 session showcases an average diploma score of 29.88 points (of 45 possible maximum), with 160 students achieving a perfect score. It also highlights the consistency of the global IB DP pass rate, which continues to remain stable as the community of IB students continues to grow.

“I want to congratulate all of the Diploma Programme graduates, and wish them the very best as they proceed to their next phase of learning,”
says Dr Siva Kumari, IB Director General.

“Their preparation for the next stage has been excellent. A growing number of reputed universities continue to appreciate DP graduates for completing our challenging programme, which prepares students to be well rounded individuals.

"An independent study recently confirmed that the IB increases students’ academic achievement, as well as the probability of high school graduation and the probability of college enrollment, so we know that our students are well-prepared to succeed in post-secondary settings. And, perhaps more importantly, they’re prepared to make important and inspiring contributions to help make the world a better place. Along with our schools, we at the IB are proud of this calibre of future citizens.”

With more than 800 examination papers processed in 76 languages, this was the largest exam session conducted at the IB since the introduction of the DP. A large number of examiners teamed up across the world in this year’s session, to establish accurate grading criteria across all subjects and ensure consistency across the evaluation process.

IB Chief Assessment Officer, Carolyn Adams, stated:

“Good luck to all IB students on Sunday. This day is the culmination of all your hard work and study. It is also testament to the dedication and professionalism of 10,000 IB examiners from over 140 countries around the world who have marked over a million pieces of work since March.“