Thursday, November 15, 2012

NMSI AP Programs WORK

Great post by Jay Matthews today on a study from our National Math and Science Initiative partner in Massachusetts - MMSI - entitled Even a Bad AP Score Can Be Good.

So here it is in a nutshell.  NMSI programs focus on taking and passing AP exams as the best indicator of rigor in high school. If you can pass a credit bearing college course then you are ready for college. The study highlighted in Jay's article points out:

"Students coming out of MMSI schools have a 77 percent persistence rate in two-year colleges and a 90 percent rate in four-year colleges. This is substantially above the two-year college persistence rate of 54 percent for Massachusetts students not in MMSI, and the four-year college persistence rate of 79 percent."

WOW - our students are rockin' the campus!!