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									Addressing America’s STEM Crisis
MCEC Conference
June 27, 2012

Gregg Fleisher
Senior Vice President




                        WE MULTIPLY SUCCESS
 National Math and Science Initiative


NMSI’s Mission:
• The National Math and Science Initiative is an agent of change that
  prepares today’s students for success in the STEM-focused workforce
  of tomorrow.




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 Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program

                                                                     Elements of Success
The Advanced Placement Training and Incentive
Program (APTIP) is a comprehensive approach that
increases teacher effectiveness and student
achievement through training, teacher and student
support, vertical teaming, open enrollment, and
incentives.

The program increases dramatically the number of
students taking and passing AP math, science, and
English exams, and expands access to traditionally
underrepresented students.


U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan
highlighted NMSI’s APTIP program and student achievement:
“…schools in the new National Math and Science Initiative on AP
are great examples of the power of quality instruction, more time
spent on task, and rigorous, content-focused teacher training. The
NMSI schools are having phenomenal success in raising AP scores
among minority students. In the single year of implementation to
date, the number of African-American and Latino students who
scored a 3 or higher on AP exams in math, science, and English,
jumped more than 70 percent.” – Secretary of Education Arne
Duncan, July 15, 2010, College Board AP Conference


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         APTIP Elements of Success:
         The Breakdown

    1.   Extra training for teachers

    2.   Expert resources

    3.   More time on task for students

    4.   Financial incentives for students, teachers, and
         administrators

    5.   Measurement and accountability


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              APTIP Elements of Success:
              Extra Training for Teachers
AP Teacher Summer Institute (APSI) Training:
• AP Teachers attend either College Board-sponsored APSIs or NMSI hosts its own APSI with
    College Board-sponsored consultants. This 5-day training session is conducted prior to the
    first year of the program and in subsequent summers during the program years.
Two-Day Conferences in the fall for AP teachers:
• AP Teachers attend either the College Board 2-day teacher trainings or NMSI’s 2-day training
    with College Board-sponsored consultants.
Training for pre-AP teachers:
• NMSI provides funding for the state non-profit partners to train pre-AP teachers, and those
    organizations choose the most appropriate pre-AP training service provider for their needs
    (i.e., The College Board or Laying The Foundation).
Support of AP teachers:
• The most unique feature of APTIP is the constant support provided to program AP Teachers
    by content experts. These experts monitor AP Teachers and assist them with model lessons
    throughout the year in order to ensure that each teacher is providing the sequencing and
    rigor that is need to achieve results.
Saturday Student Study Sessions:
• This extra time on task for students over three Saturdays per AP subject also serves as
    exceptional training for teachers because those teachers see experts conduct lessons for
    their own students.
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                 APTIP Elements of Success:
                 Expert Resources

Access to the most current and effective materials
• Instructive materials include AP Course information, AP Exam information, teaching resource
    materials, curriculum modules, articles and monographs (e.g. “For the classroom” articles,
    “Resources for teaching,” etc.), pre-AP articles
Online resources
• The NMSI Teacher Portal: Each subject has a separate section with details regarding
    successful implementation of AP programs, targeted toward the most important information
    for increased achievement on AP exams, including: essay, free-response and multiple choice
    questions with answer guides, scoring standards, pacing guides, unit tests, notes on what to
    include in lessons, archives of student study sessions, training conference handouts, links to
    other resources, and Clicker Questions and UT Homework System
• The UT Homework System: An extensive knowledge bank of over 60,000 questions and
    answers covering Math, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Physics that provides a
    user-friendly, formative assessment system that allows teachers to customize their
    instruction and homework assignments toward a student’s individual learning needs. It also
    allows students to access assignments from anywhere and get immediate feedback on the
    answers submitted online. UT Homework makes it easy for instructors to create assignments
    by drawing from an extensive list of pre-existing questions that each have numerous
    variations to ensure that students come up with their own unique answers. The automatic
    grading feature frees up more time for instructors, so they can focus on teaching and
    maximize individualized instruction for each student.                                          6
              APTIP Elements of Success:
              More Time on Task for Students

Saturday Study Sessions:
• The APTIP model includes at least three AP extracurricular study sessions per
   subject, which are held on Saturdays and are led by state and national AP experts
   who conduct the teaching while the students’ school teachers observe. Thus, the
   Saturday sessions provide not only extra time on task for students, but teacher
   training as the students’ teachers observe AP experts leading the sessions.

Extra Tutoring Sessions:
• Students receive after-school tutoring conducted by their APTIP school teachers, at
    a minimum of 40 hours per teacher per year.
• This tutoring is often one-on-one and is tailored to the students’ needs in each
    subject.




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             APTIP Elements of Success:
             Financial Incentives
Teacher Incentives
• AP teachers in math, science, and English receive $100 for each student who appears
   on their rosters and receives a qualifying score on the AP exam.
• Teachers also receive an opportunity to earn $1,000 bonus based on certain AP exam
   passing thresholds for their class.
• Teachers also earn $500 for attending training sessions and for the extra work they
   contribute because of the program.
Student Incentives
• AP students in math, science, and English receive $100 for each passing AP Exam.
• Half of the fee for each AP math, science, and English exam is also paid for each
   student; the entire fee is paid for low-income students.
Administrator Incentives
• Administrators receive an opportunity to earn a $3,000 bonus based on the school
   meeting pre-determined AP exam passing thresholds in math, science, and English
   exams.
School Incentives
• Schools receive $5,000 annually, plus $25 per enrolled AP math, science, and English
   student for equipment. Funds are also available for teacher training and for Saturday
   student study sessions.                                                                 8
              APTIP Elements of Success:
              Measurement and Accountability

NMSI’s comprehensive, standardized fiscal and program management systems
• NMSI conducts a thorough, initial assessment of the current AP environment at
  participating schools, establishes performance goals, and sets plans for meeting
  those goals, including ensuring that the teachers are dedicated to APTIP, and
  evaluating and recommending appropriate amendments to school policies (such as
  grading, scheduling, and course admittance policies) in order to maximize success.

•   During implementation, NMSI provides ongoing operational aid, including
    overseeing day-to-day implementation, monitoring APTIP according to NMSI’s
    operational milestones, and providing direct assistance to the schools.

•   A data reporting system provides frequent, timely feedback to program
    participants, partners, funders, and third parties (such as policy makers or local
    governments). This system is essential for performance accountability and allows
    NMSI to tailor its technical and programmatic assistance to guide successful
    implementation.

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Increased African-American and Hispanic student achievement in
the 10 DISD AP program schools.


    AP exams passed by African-American and Hispanic students in math,
           science, and English in 10 Dallas ISD incentive schools




                                                                          Minority passing
                                                                         scores are 35 times
                                                                          higher in 16 years
                                                                         in the participating
                                                                            DISD schools.




 Source: The College Board
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NMSI Program Locations 2012




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                  COHORT I RESULTS

  Percentage increases in scores of 3 or greater in AP math, science and English (MSE) for
                    the U.S. and 63 Cohort 1 schools from 2008-2011.




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*Female percentages are for math and
                 COHORT 2 RESULTS

  Percentage increases in scores of 3 or greater in AP math, science and English (MSE) for
                    the U.S. and 74 Cohort 2 schools from 2009-2011.




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*Female percentages are for math and
                 COHORT 3 RESULTS

  Percentage increases in scores of 3 or greater in AP math, science and English (MSE) for
                    the U.S. and 91 Cohort 3 schools from 2010-2011.




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*Female percentages are for math and
Initiative for Military Families




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Initiative for Military Families

 The Initiative for Military Families is a
 partnership between NMSI, the Military
 Child Education Coalition, the Military
 Impacted Schools Association, several
 branches of the Department of Defense,
 and various corporations and
 foundations to support children in
 America’s military families. NMSI does
 so by implementing the Advanced
 Placement Training and Incentive
 Program across a network of high
 schools serving military installations.

 There are 220,000 young people in the
 U.S. who have a parent currently
 deployed, and at least a million children
 have had a parent deployed in the last
 eight years.
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Initiative for Military Families

 This public-private partnership addresses the national STEM need and helps
 military families by providing consistent, high-level STEM education to military-
 dependent students.

 NMSI started the program in fall 2010 in four
 schools: two in Fort Hood and two in
 Fort Campbell. This past year, the AP
 math, science and English passing
 scores increased in these four schools by
 45 percent - almost six times the
 national average. AP math and
 science passing scores increased by
 57 percent - over seven times the
 national average.




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              Initiative for Military Families

Thanks to the partners listed below, NMSI’s Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program
(APTIP) is being implemented this year in 29 public high schools serving a high percentage of
military families across 10 states. By fall 2012, NMSI will be implementing the Initiative for
Military Families in 52 schools across 14 states, with the goal of ultimately reaching a network of
150 military impacted schools.




                                                        O’Donnell Foundation


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NMSI Implementation in Public Schools Serving Military Installations




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In the Fall, 2012, NMSI will serve 52 IMF Schools

COHORT   High School               State   Military Intallations Served                      COHORT   High School      State   Military Intallations Served
   2     Virgil Grissom             AL     Redstone Arsenal                                     3     Midwest City      OK     Tinker AFB
   2     North Pulaski              AR     Little Rock AFB                                      3     Copperas Cove     TX     Fort Hood
   3     Lemoore                    CA     Lemoore NAS
                                                                                                1     Ellison           TX     Fort Hood
   2     Fountain - Fort Carson     CO     Fort Carson
                                                                                                1     Harker Heights    TX     Fort Hood
   2     Mesa Ridge                 CO     Schriever AFB, Peterson AFB
                                                                                                2     Killeen           TX     Fort Hood
   3     Vista Ridge                CO     Schriever AFB, Peterson AFB
   2     Widefield                  CO     Schriever AFB, Peterson AFB                          2     Shoemaker         TX     Fort Hood
   2     Howard                     GA     Robins AFB                                                                          Langley AFB, Fort Monroe, NS Norfolk, Fort
                                                                                               3      Bayside           VA
                                           Hickam AFB, Schofield Barracks, Tripler Medical                                     Hamilton
  2      James Campbell             HI
                                           Center, USCG ISG Honolulu, NCTAMS PAC               2      Bethel            VA     Fort Monroe
                                           Hickam AFB, Schofield Barracks, Tripler Medical     3      Colonial Forge    VA     MCB Quantico
  2      Leilehua                   HI
                                           Center, USCG ISG Honolulu, NCTAMS PAC               3      Floyd Kellam      VA     Langley AFB, Fort Monroe, NS Norfolk
                                           Hickam AFB, Schofield Barracks, Tripler Medical     2      Freedom           VA     MCB Quantico
  2      Mililani                   HI
                                           Center, USCG ISG Honolulu, NCTAMS PAC
                                                                                               3      Granby            VA     NS Norfolk
                                           Hickam AFB, Schofield Barracks, Tripler Medical
  2      Radford                    HI                                                         2      Green Run         VA     Langley AFB, Fort Monroe, NS Norfolk
                                           Center, USCG ISG Honolulu, NCTAMS PAC
                                                                                               2      Hampton           VA     Fort Monroe
  3      North Chicago Community    IL     Great Lakes NAS
  1      Christian County          KY      Fort Campbell                                       2      Kecoughtan        VA     Fort Monroe
  1      Hopkinsville              KY      Fort Campbell                                       3      Maury             VA     NS Norfolk
  3      North Hardin              KY      Fort Knox                                           2      Menchville        VA     Langley AFB, Fort Monroe, NS Norfolk
  3      Aberdeen                  MD      Aberdeen Proving Ground                             3      North Stafford    VA     MCB Quantico
  3      Havre De Grace            MD      Aberdeen Proving Ground                             3      Norview           VA     NS Norfolk
  2      E. E. Smith               NC      Fort Bragg                                          2      Patriot           VA     MCB Quantico
  3      Alamogordo                NM      Holloman AFB                                        3      Phoebus           VA     Fort Monroe
  3      Fairborn                  OH      Wright-Patterson AFB                                2      Salem             VA     Langley AFB, Fort Monroe, NS Norfolk
  2      Carl Albert               OK      Tinker AFB
                                                                                               3      Stafford Sr.      VA     MCB Quantico
  3      Del City                  OK      Tinker AFB
  2      Eisenhower                OK      Fort Sill
                                                                                               3      Tallwood          VA     Langley AFB, Fort Monroe, NS Norfolk, Fort Story
  3      Lawton                    OK      Fort Sill                                           2      Woodbridge        VA     MCB Quantico
  3      Macarthur                 OK      Fort Sill                                           2      Woodside          VA     Langley AFB, Fort Monroe, NS Norfolk




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For more information, please contact:
Gregg Fleisher
Senior Vice President
The National Math and Science Initiative
325 North Saint Paul Street
Suite 2900
Dallas, Texas 75201
214.665.2519
gfleisher@nationalmathandscience.org

								
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