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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Recognizes NMSI Efforts in Report

The United States will not be able to meet its workforce demands at the current STEM success rate. That’s according to the fourth edition of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Leaders and Laggards report series. Released today, the 2014 report is the latest state-by-state report card on the effectiveness of K-12 educational systems across the country. A good measure of student preparedness in STEM is the proportion of students receiving qualifying scores (three or higher on a five-point scale) on Advanced Placement (AP*) math and science exams. Based on data provided by ...

How Teacher Training Impacts Schools: Pasadena Principal Takes Home the Gold

We are happy to announce that Aldo Prado, an assistant principal at Pasadena High School (PHS) in Pasadena, Texas, has been awarded the College Board’s 2014 Southwestern Region Academic Assembly Excellence in Service Award! This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates advocacy for universal access to high standards of learning. From 2007 to 2010 Prado worked in Pasadena ISD’s Central Office as a Science, ESL, Dual language Instructional Specialist. He has also been a college professorandhighschool principal in Mexico, as well as an elementary teacher here in the United States. ...

The NYC DOE, College Board and NMSI Collaborate to Launch the NYC Advanced Placement Expansion Initiative

   The NYC Department of Education, College Board and National Math and Science Initiative Collaborate to Launch the NYC Advanced Placement® Expansion Initiative New Program Increases Access to AP STEM Courses For Release: Sept. 30, 2013 NEW YORK ― The New York City Department of Education (DOE) announced today it will partner with The College Board and the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to launch the NYC Advanced Placement® (AP®) Expansion Initiative this fall. The NYC AP Expansion is a three-year program designed to help graduating students prepare to ...

Students in National Math and Science Initiative Program Outperform Peers on Advanced Placement Exams for Fifth Consecutive Year

Program closing achievement gap in rigorous math, science and English courses DALLAS – Students enrolled in high schools that partner with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) earned significantly higher scores on Advanced Placement* (AP) exams compared to the national average for the fifth consecutive year, new College Board data reveals. NMSI’s comprehensive program has a dramatic improvement on AP scores within the first year of implementation. The average first year increase in the number of passing AP math, science and English scores at NMSI schools is 72 percent – ...

How to Properly Measure AP Scores

Last week the College Board released their AP Report to the Nation, and the report showed that AP is thriving.  This news is great for the country as studies show that students do better in College and have a higher chance of graduating if they do well on AP Exams.  Intuitively, it is easy to see why this is the case.  All one has to do is look at released AP Exam questions for your favorite subject at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/index.html , and you’ll see firsthand the rigorous material that AP students ...

AP Results!

Earlier today, our friends at The College Board released their much-awaited annual Advanced Placement Report to the Nation, an overview of our country’s progress toward expanded access to rigorous AP classes.  Here’s the good news: this year’s report highlights the progress being made toward ensuring that all students with “AP Potential” are able to enroll in courses, regardless of their race, socioeconomic status or where they live. NMSI is very proud to be featured for our hard work to help level the playing field in AP classrooms across the ...

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