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Our Impact


Since 2007, the National Math and Science Initiative has been working to dramatically improve student opportunities and achievement by advancing STEM teaching and learning. Learn quick facts about our impact here and find more in-depth information in our Annual Report and on our Research page.

REACH

NMSI programs are empowering teachers and equipping students for success across 40 states.
 
       
 

BOOSTING STUDENT ACCESS + ACHIEVEMENT

In just one year, NMSI’s College Readiness Program boosts student performance in Advanced Placement math, science and English by 10 times the national average. Participation in advanced coursework in high school is a strong predictor of post-secondary success.
 


ONE-YEAR PERCENT INCREASE IN
QUALIFYING AP SCORES IN MATH, SCIENCE AND ENGLISH


STRENGTHENING THE TEACHER CORPS


Served as NMSI mentors and training facilitators across the country in 2016.

Produced by UTeach programs across the country.

Students whose teachers use Laying the Foundation materials and instruction score significantly better on ACT Aspire™ math and reading assessments than their peers.*

UTeach Austin graduates who taught high school math and science boosted student learning by an equivalent of 4-6 months of additional learning compared with non-UTeach teachers.**

TRANFORMING SCHOOLS INTO
CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

NMSI’s programs are transforming partner schools into district and state leaders in academic performance. The following highlights are based on Advanced Placement data from The College Board through 2016.


Waynesville High School has led the state of Missouri in percent increase in AP math, science and English qualifying scores for the past two years (257% compared with only 16% for the rest of the state).


Dallas ISD leads the nation in the number of math and science AP qualifying scores earned by African-American and Hispanic students per 1,000 African-American and Hispanic juniors and seniors.
 

 
Since NMSI’s statewide partnership with Alabama began in 2008, the state has consistently ranked #1 in the nation in the percentage increase in students earning qualifying scores on AP math, science and English exams.
 
 
NMSI partner schools see sustained positive student outcomes: Two years after completing the College Readiness Program, they maintain 99% of their gains in AP qualifying scores earned in math, science and English.

FOOTNOTES:
*Phelan, J. and Brown, R. (2017). ALSDE/A+ College Ready LTF teacher implementation evaluation study (West Coast Analytics Research Report). Irvine, CA: West Coast Analytics.
**Backes, B., Goldhaber, D., Cade, W., Sullivan, K., and Dodson, M. (2016) Can UTeach? Assessing the relative effectiveness of STEM teachers (CALDER Working Paper No. 173).

Find more information on these and other studies on our Research page