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1 Why Your Child Needs to Consider AP STEM Houston County/NMSI AP STEM Initiative- Transforming Education

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3 3 Who/What is NMSI? The National Math and Science Initiative is a not for profit organization founded in 2007 to significantly expand and improve STEM education in the United States. NMSI has an immediate impact on students lives and is dedicated to getting more American students career and college-ready in order to compete in the global economy of the 21 st century. Currently, Houston County Schools, NMSI, and the Department of Defense Education Activity Fund (DODEA) are engaged in a 3-year $2.9 million AP and Pre-AP Teacher Training Program

4 4 An Investment to Transform Education Has Been Made

5 5 AP MSE Enrollment Increases and Expected Scores Partnership Schools- Year 1 Combined Houston County HS, Northside HS, Perry HS, Veterans HS, Warner Robins HS 84.5% Increase! Source: NMSI and The College Board, Houston County Schools

6 6 NMSI AP Program Schools 550+ Schools in 23 States and Growing!

7 7 NMSI Makes a Dramatic Difference in One Year Average First Year Increase in Passing AP scores for U.S. and NMSI Schools

8 NMSI Continues to Sustain Results Average Three Year Increase in Passing AP scores for U.S. and NMSI Schools 8

9 9 The Presidents Educate to Innovate Campaign will mobilize its efforts to support military childrens math and science achievement. As a key step, the National Math and Science Initiative, in partnership with the White House Office of Science and Technology, Department of Defense Education Activity, and leading nonprofits and companies, will lead efforts to expand access for military-connected children to attend advanced placement classes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to public high schools that serve a large number of military families. Why Houston County? NMSIs Initiative for Military Families

10 10 Why Focus on Military Families? "If you look at what's happened in the last 10 years compared to what's happened in the last 100 years in terms of the technological revolution, our kids have to be able to compete in that kind of an environment. Not everyone has to be an engineer or scientist, but we sure have to understand the fundamentals to prosper. If you look at our communities, we're going to have to raise kids who can compete at the college-level that we can hire on as engineers - electrical, mechanical or aerospace. And, not everyone will be an engineer or go on to college, but we need to have a pool of folks who can support the base and work on the aircraft or systems. We need folks who are grounded with character, fundamentals and principles that come with a solid-base education." General Bruce Litchfield- US Air Force

11 11 Measurement and accountability NMSIs comprehensive, standardized fiscal and program management systems Financial incentives for students, teachers, and administrators Student, teacher, and school awards based on bonus based on pre-determined AP thresholds in math, science, and English exams. Schools receive $35K in AP math, science, and English for equipment. Funds for teacher training and for Saturday student study sessions. More time on task for students Saturday Study Sessions Extra Tutoring Sessions Practice National Exam with results and customized review plans Expert resources Access to the most current and effective materials Online resources : NMSI Teacher Portal UT Homework System Extra training for teachers AP Teacher Summer Institute (APSI) Training Two-Day Conferences in the fall and spring for AP teachers Training for pre-AP teachers Support of AP teachers Saturday Student Study Sessions Elements of Success Weve Got a Formula That Works!

12 12 Why AP? Advanced Placement and College Readiness- Arkansas Tracking Study HS Graduation Year AP Participant AP Qualifying Score College Credit Hours as of 2010-11 GPA as of 2010-11 Not Remediated Remediated% Remediated 2009NN27.662.072376533969.20 2009YN43.272.603489183634.48 2009YY48.413.1123131255.13 2010NN 17.472.162465533068.38 2010YN26.022.613436182834.73 2010YY29.063.1424891465.54 Source: Arkansas Research Center

13 13 Advanced Placement and College Readiness- Advance KY Tracking Study

14 14 What is STEM? An acronym for the fields of study in the categories of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Used in addressing education policy and curriculum choices in K-12 schools through college to improve economic global competitiveness. It has implications for workforce development, national security concerns and immigration policy.

15 15 87 Million Baby Boomers Will Exit the Workforce by 2020 Some companies will be retraining 100% of their workforce! STEM Increased Participation and Achievement is an Education, Economic Workforce, and National Security Issue

16 16 Sustained economic development = investment in people (knowledge and skills). No economy can succeed without a high-quality workforce, particularly in an age of globalization and technical change. 8 out of 10 jobs created in the next 5 to 15 years will require high levels of math and science! STEM Increased Participation and Achievement is a National Security Issue According to the Commerce Department, people in STEM fields can expect to earn 26 percent more money on average and be less likely to experience job loss. STEM degree holders also tend to enjoy higher earnings overall, regardless of whether they work in STEM or non-STEM occupations.

17 17 STEM Increased Participation and Achievement is a National Security Issue STEM Education = Job Creation + Dollars

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