MYP studies

The following Curriculum studies address a range of research topics related to the MYP. These studies support the review and development of the programme, aim to improve the effectiveness of learning and teaching, and provide evidence-based strategies for students, teachers and schools.

Evaluation report: A study of the implementation and impact of the MYP: Next chapter (2020)

In 2013, the International Baccalaureate (IB) launched the MYP: Next chapter, which was intended to enhance the Middle Years Programme (MYP), making it “better for students, easier for teachers, and more flexible for schools”. This report summarizes findings from the final phase of a longitudinal study that examined schools’ implementation of MYP: Next chapter strategies.

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A study of the implementation and impact of the MYP: Next chapter (Summary report III) (2019)

In 2014, the International Baccalaureate (IB) began a curriculum change intended to enhance the Middle Years Programme (MYP), making it “better for students, easier for teachers, and more flexible for schools”. This report summarizes findings from the third phase of a multi-year study examining the implementation and impact of this change, which was named “MYP: Next chapter”. 

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A study of the implementation and impact of the MYP: Next chapter (Summary report II) (2018)

In 2014, the International Baccalaureate (IB) began a curriculum change intended to enhance the Middle Years Programme (MYP), making it “better for students, easier for teachers, and more flexible for schools”. This report summarizes findings from the second phase of a multi-year study examining the implementation and impact of this change, which was named “MYP: Next chapter”. 

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Evaluation of the MYP mathematics skills framework (2017)

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) was commissioned to evaluate the MYP mathematics skills framework as part of the IB's curriculum review of MYP mathematics. This study aimed to inform the review cycle through a curriculum comparison with other systems from around the world and an examination of the implementation of the MYP mathematics skills framework.

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Alignment and coherence of language acquisition in the MYP (2017)

One of the MYP’s unique features is its focus on second-language acquisition, which the MYP codifies in its Language Acquisition Guide (MYP Guide). This study examined the alignment and coherence of the MYP Guide, and involved five phases: a literature review, a within-document analysis, a cross-document analysis, a progression analysis and a discrepancy analysis. 

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A study of the implementation and impact of the Middle Years Programme (MYP): Next chapter (2017)

In 2014, the International Baccalaureate (IB) began a curriculum change intended to enhance the Middle Years Programme (MYP), making it “better for students, easier for teachers, and more flexible for schools”. This report summarizes findings from the first phase of a multi-year study examining the implementation and impact of this change (MYP: Next chapter). 

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The potentials of K–12 literacy development in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) (2016)

The purpose of this study was to investigate literacy development across the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) and to inform programme development.

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A review of research relating to the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (2013)

This literature review provides an account of research on the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). It summarizes themes and trends of both theoretical and empirical evidence gathered from a comprehensive search of educational literature published in English since 2005. 

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Curriculum integration in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme: Literature review (2012)

This literature review aims to define interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, and transdisciplinarity in education and identify common ground between these approaches in the MYP. 

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