PYP studies

The following Outcomes studies examine the impact of the PYP on students, teachers and schools. These studies explore programme implementation and outcomes within a variety of school contexts around the world.

PYP and MYP performance on the International Schools’ Assessment

This study examined IB PYP & MYP student performance on the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) compared with non-IB students from the same ISA cohorts.

The impact of the PYP on student well-being

This study investigated the impact of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) on student well-being and related social-emotional outcomes.

School change: PYP impact on school climate

This study examined the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme’s (PYP) impact on school climate within public elementary schools in California.

The impact of the PYP exhibition

This research explored a keystone event in the PYP—the PYP exhibition.

School leadership in the PYP

This study explored the links between school leadership and the implementation of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). 

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Bilingual education in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (2018)

This study examined the implementation of bilingual education programs in schools that offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), focusing on forms, models and strategies used in bilingual PYP implementation. 

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Transcultural capability and the Primary Years Programme (2018)

This study aimed to understand how well transcultural skills are being developed and utilized by teachers in schools offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) in Canada and Australia. 

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PYP in Aotearoa, New Zealand (2016)

This study examines the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Comparative analysis of the PYP and MYP in the context of the Indian education system (2016)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) commissioned the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC) to undertake a comparative analysis of two of its programmes – the PYP and the MYP, within the context of the Indian education system.

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A mixed-methods case study of International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programmes in four Colombian schools (2015)

This mixed-methods case study aimed to explore the perceptions of teachers, students and administrators as well as ways of working and learning within four PYP schools in Colombia. 

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Science in the PYP: Alignment between the IB and the national Australian curriculum (2015)

This study investigates how schools in a number of different Australian states have incorporated the requirements of the national curriculum into the PYP framework, focusing specifically on science teaching and learning.

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Characteristics and context of Primary Years Programme (PYP) students’ self-efficacy and self-regulatory development (2015)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the self-efficacy and self-regulatory skills of students enrolled in the PYP, particularly in relation to the study of mathematics.

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The impact of the PYP on student performance: Evidence from Michigan and North Carolina (2015)

The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) on student performance in two states in the United States: Michigan and North Carolina.

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PYP in Victorian Government schools (Australia) (2014)

The aim of this research study was to examine the impact of the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) on student outcomes, pedagogical practice and school culture in the 13 Victorian Government primary schools that have been authorized to offer the PYP.

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Early years education in the Primary Years Programme: Implementation strategies and programme outcomes (2014)

This mixed-methods study investigated implementation strategies and child learning outcomes in early years education in the Primary Years Programme. 

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Science literacy in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP): NAP-SL outcomes (2014)

This research project, by Deakin University, evaluated the science literacy of a sample of students undertaking the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in schools across Australia. 

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A critical analysis of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in India (2013)
This project aims to examine the impact of PYP adoption and implementation on learning, teaching and schooling in India.

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PYP and MYP Student Performance on the International Schools’ Assessment: Phase II 2010-2011 (2012)

In 2009 the IB commissioned ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) to report on how PYP and MYP students performed on the ISA (International Schools’ Assessment). 

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Evaluation of International Baccalaureate Programs in Texas Schools (2010)

This study examines the impact of the PYP and MYP in Texas classrooms.

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PYP and MYP Student Performance on the International Schools’ Assessment (2010)

This study, undertaken by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), investigated how International Baccalaureate (IB) students enrolled in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) performed on the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA), relative to non-IB students.

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The Primary Years Programme Field Study (2009)

This investigation of the authorization and implementation process of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) in Georgia schools, which combines an online survey with in-depth case studies, was conducted to provide insights that might improve the IB’s work and guide the efforts of schools seeking to offer the PYP.

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