We model life-long learning by including independent research in our work. That lets us measure the impact of our programs and continually evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of the educators and students we serve.

Multiple studies reveal that NMSI programs are equipping students with the tools they need to excel beyond their peers. NMSI is committed to using evidence-based practices to evaluate our programs so we're supporting students with the most high-quality and effective methods possible.

ALSDE/A+ College Ready LTF Teacher Implementation Evaluation Study

Alabama students whose teachers used NMSI's Laying the Foundation materials and instruction scored significantly better on ACT Aspire math and reading assessments than students of teachers who didn't receive LTF training. (2017)

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Can UTeach? Assessing the Effectiveness of STEM Teachers

Students taught by UTeach teachers perform significantly better on math and science tests. (2016)

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First-Year Impacts of NMSI's APTIP on Student Outcomes

Schools in Colorado and Indiana saw positive outcomes on students' mastery of college-level material after participating in NMSI's Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program (now called College Readiness Program). (2015)

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Measuring NMSI's College Readiness Program

High school students at more than 250 College Readiness Program partner schools signficantly increased the number of AP exams they're taking, and the courses in which they achieve mastery of college-level material. (2015) 

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Do College-Preparatory Programs Improve Long-Term Outcomes?

Students participating in APTIP (now called College Readiness Program) had higher rates of mastering college-level material and remaining in college beyond their first and second years, and earned higher wages. (2014) 

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The Effects of an Incentive-Based High School Intervention on College Outcomes

Students participating in APTIP (now College Readiness Program) attended college in greater numbers, had better college GPAs and increased rates of remaining in college beyond their freshman year. Black and Latino APTIP participants had higher college graduation rates. (2010)
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A Little Now for a Lot Later: A Look at a Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program

APTIP (now College Readiness Program) students increased the number of AP courses and exams they take, had higher SAT/ACT scores and increased college admissions. (2007) 
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APTIP: Estimating the Impact of an Incentive and Training Program on Students

Students had higher rates of enrollment in AP math, science and English courses, and had increased mastery of college-level materials, when going through APTIP (now the College Readiness Program). (2010) 

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Implementation Evaluation of the National Math and Science Initiative’s College Readiness Program

CRESST conducted an independent evaluation of the impact of the CRP on students’ AP outcomes using a randomized cluster trial with 48 CRP schools and 48 Comparison Schools in 10 states. The evaluation of the CRP consisted of three parts: (1) measuring the program’s impact on selected student AP exam outcomes, (2) determining the impact of the program on school perspectives and culture, and (3) assessing of the fidelity of implementation of the CRP at the school level.
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