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									The Massachusetts Math & Science Initiative




                    Mort Orlov
                    January 8, 2008
                 Mission


Through the Massachusetts Math and
Science Initiative, use Advanced Placement
as a lever to attain excellence in math,
science and English achievement and to
transform school culture.
                     Goals

   Increase Participation: Greater student
    participation in mathematics, science and English
    AP courses

   Increase Performance: More qualifying scores
    (3’s, 4’s and 5’s) on AP examinations

   Increase the number of students interested in and
    prepared for science, technology, engineering
    and mathematics (STEM) college majors &
    careers
   What Counts in College Admissions
Percentage of Admissions Officials Citing Criteria as “Considerably
                          Important”




                                                            Each factor was rated on a 4-point scale:
                                                             Each factor was rated on a 4-point scale:
                                                            1. Considerable Importance
                                                             1. Considerable Importance
                                                            2. Moderate Importance
                                                             2. Moderate Importance
                                                            3. Limited Importance
                                                             3. Limited Importance
                                                            4. No Importance
                                                             4. No Importance




                         Source: National Association of College Admissions Officers, 2001 Academic Trends Survey
                               Average First Year GPA*
         Students who earned a qualifying score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam
                  compared to those who did not take an AP Exam**

                         Texas Public Colleges or Universities

                       ANGLO                               HISPANIC                                    AFRICAN AMERICAN




* Based on group of students graduating in 1998, and enrolling in a Texas Public College or University (67,863 students). **
** Based on AP Exams in core academic subjects of Math, Science, English and Social Studies

                                                                           Source: National Center for Educational Accountability
                          SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE*
                    Students who earned a qualifying score of 3 or higher on an AP exam
                             compared to those who did not take an AP exam**
             100%
                                 Texas Public Colleges or Universities

                             ANGLO                                          HISPANIC                    AFRICAN AMERICAN
             75%           72%

                                                                          62%                              60%
Percentage




             50%



                                   30%

             25%
                                                                                             15%                        17%



              0%


                                       Passed an AP Exam                            Did not Take an AP Exam
* % receiving B.A. degree within 6 years of high school graduation based on group of students graduating in 1998, and
  enrolling in a Texas Public College or University (67,863 students).
** Based on AP Exams in core academic subjects of Math, Science, English and Social Studies


                                    Source: National Center for Educational Accountability
             Dallas ISD Program Schools
   School       2006       % Economically   % White   % Black   % Hispanic
   (9-12)     Enrollment   Disadvantaged
B.T. Wash.      705            26.8          41.7      27.9       25.1

B. Adams       2391            64.7          12.5      31.6       52.7
Carter         1872            55.4          0.5       88.8       10.5
Hillcrest      1697            59.2          15.4      29.3        53
Molina         2417            73.6          1.7       9.7        87.3
N. Dallas      1715            77.9          1.7       16.8       78.1
Skyline        4596            68.1           2        34.1       62.7
Townview       2168            51.3          15.4      33.3       47.6
W.T. White     2253            58.2           15       20.4       61.8
W. Wilson      1456            55.7          18.7      12.6       66.4
                              AP Exams Taken
                    in 10 Dallas ISD AP Incentive Schools                                                                   4,200
                                  in Math, Science, and English                                                     3,965
4,000                            2007 Results are Preliminary
                                                                                                            3,564
                                                                                                    3,238

3,000                             First Year of AP
                                                                                            2,900
                                      Incentive                             2,748
                                      Program                       2,548           2,572

                                                      2,125 2,191
2,000                                         1,832



                                      1,130
1,000

                            379
        287 300 263 321 283

   0
        1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007



                                                                                                       Source: The College Board
                           AP Qualifying Scores
                    in 10 Dallas ISD AP Incentive Schools
                                    in Math, Science, and English
                                   2007 Results are Preliminary                                                         1,470


                                                                                                                 1300

                                                                                                          1191
1,200
                                                                                            1,094 1,077
                                                                                    1,047

                                                                              906
 900                                                                    867

                                   First Year of AP               749
                                       Incentive
                                       Program
                                                      608   592
 600


                                               361

 300
        162   160          177         157
                     151         149


   0
        1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007



                                                                                                    Source: The College Board
                      AP Qualifying Scores
                in 10 Dallas ISD AP Incentive Schools
                               in Math, Science, and English
                       For African American and Hispanic Students                                            590
600
                               2007 Results are Projected
                                                                                                      532
                                                                                              517

                                                                                  469
                                                                                        433
                                                                            401
400

                                                                      329
                                                                301
                               First Year of AP
                                   Incentive
                                   Program
                                                          226

200
                                              141   148


                                       79

      24   31   26   21   23    29

  0
      1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007


                                                                                         Source: The College Board
       MMSI - What’s Different?


                  • Request for Proposal
 Competitive      • Assessment Visit
  Process         • Letter of Agreement


Accountability,   • Measure Conditions
   Focus &        • School & Teacher Capacity & Culture
 Commitment       • Set & Measure Performance
                                                          Comprehensive
                                                            Strategy
                  • Engage & Align Higher Education &
Partnerships        Business Partners



                  • Establish a High Performing Network
 Participation      of Schools & Districts
APTIP - The Elements of Success


               Improved college readiness through
                  increased AP participation &
                            success




                                                     Selection
Mass Math &                                             Of
                            Training
  Science                                           Appropriate
                               &
 Initiative                                          Schools
                           Incentive
                                                         &
                           Program
 Effective                                           Districts
Organization




    Massachusetts - Education Environment
      AP Training & Incentive Program
                  Design
NMSI & Other
                     Reporting and Accountability
  Private
  Donors




                                            Massachusetts
                                                Math
        $$ for Training & Incentives               &
                                               Science
                                              Initiative


                                                      Teacher Training
                                                                           School
                                                                           District
                                                     Curricular Support    High School(s)
                                                                          Middle School(s)
                                                                             Principals
                                                      $$ for Incentives   AP Coordinators
                                                                          AP Lead Teachers
                                                                            AP Teachers
                                                    Program Management      AP Students
                                                                          Pre- AP Teachers
                                                                          Pre-AP Students
  APTIP – Program Components

                  Improved college readiness through
                     increased AP participation &
                               success

 Cultivation       Culture of
   of Lead            high             Rigorous          Measurement
 Teachers in      expectations        curriculum               &
                     that is                             Accountability
each subject                                                  For
    area           inclusive,                               Results
                       not
                   exclusive

 Structured         Advanced         More time on         Dedicated
incentives to          level,          task for             college
   foster            content-         students             advising
  success            focused
                   training for
                     teachers


      Implement a Comprehensive Training & Incentive Program for
                      AP and Pre-AP Courses
APTIP - Selecting Appropriate Schools


                   Improved college readiness through
                      increased AP participation &
                                success



                              Schools &
                               Districts
                             equipped for
   Demand built
                             AP success                 All types of
    for training
                                                         schools
        and
                             Request for                  served
     incentive
                              Proposal,
     program
                                Initial
                             Assessment
                             Visit & LOA



     Launch Schools, Gain Schools, Great Schools Network
                       School Selection
            Request for Proposal, Initial Assessment, LOA


            • Obtain essential base-line data
Why Do      • Initial evaluation of level of commitment, leadership, and support for
an RFP?     a culture of AP rigor, success, equity, and access
            • Identification of programs for initial assessment
            • “Active Status” for those not receiving initial assessment



            • Time Frame- September through February
  The       • Complete one RFP per school (October)
Process     • Initial Assessment Visit (October - January)
            • Letter of Agreement (January - February)


            • Commitment and Focus
The Goals   • Potential for Success
            • Select up to 12 schools for SY 2008-2009
            • Identify candidate schools for SY 2009-2010
                  MMSI - Relationships
   National Math and Science Initiative
    (NMSI)
     –   Regional Support                        NMSI
     –   Accountability/Metrics

   Supporting Partners
     –   Mass Insight Education                 MMSI
     –   The Boston Foundation                            Supporting
                                    Districts     &        Partners
     –   Mass Higher Education                  RDC’s
     –   State Government
     –   Businesses

   Participating Districts                     Schools


   Participating Schools

   STEM Centers & Regional
    Development Centers (RDC’s)
 MMSI: Three Parallel Efforts for
 Success
    Using Advanced Placement – World Class. College Ready

 Partner High Schools
 (10 to 12 high schools in 08-09; building to 60+ schools by 2013)




        Great Schools Network Members
        (20 to 30 urban and suburban high schools & districts)




               Statewide
               (All schools in Massachusetts)


Partners: Higher Education, foundations, businesses, state and federal government
     Great School Network Benefits

   Vanguards of a state math and science initiative
   Connection to a major national initiative
   Development of an integrated strategy to meet the
    state graduation requirement in science
   Access to proven, research-based training and tools
    that improve college readiness
   Partnerships with higher education and businesses
   New funding
    MMSI Timeline: 2007-2013

             Scale-Up Year One                                                                             Years 2 - 6

                                                                                     Lead Teacher
                                                                                     Training
                                                                                     & AP Teacher
                                                                                     Training

                                                                            AP Exams

                                                   Revise/Align Program of Studies
                                                   & Expand Registration
                                                                                                               School
                              Identify & Select Lead Teachers
                                                                                                              Kickoffs

            Identify & Select Districts/Schools – Cohort I

                    PSAT

         Develop, Negotiate and Sign Memoranda of Agreement

                                      Hire Staff                                                    Select Cohort II Schools



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Contact Information

         Morton Orlov II
         President
         orlovm@massinsight.org
         (617) 778-1528

								
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