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National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI)

Research shows that exposure to rigorous classes in high schools is a key indicator of post-secondary success. In addition to preparing students for the rigors of college, challenging coursework like Advanced Placement enables students to dig deeper into subjects that interest them and build analytical and problem-solving skills that build confidence and are essential for success in any career path.

NMSI’s College Readiness Program is ensuring that more students have access to the challenging classes that will prepare them for future success. Through a combination of student, teacher and schools supports, the three-year program dramatically increases the number of students taking and earning qualifying scores on Advanced Placement math, science and English exams and has a proven track record of improving results for traditionally underrserved and female students. In addition, AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP exams are more likely to earn a college degree on time, which can save students and families both time and money.

To date, the College Readiness Program has reached more than 1,000 public high schools across 34 states and produced unparalleled positive student outcomes across a variety of settings — urban and rural, disadvantaged and affluent, traditional and charter. Through the Military Families Mission, NMSI is also ensuring that students of our nation’s service members have access to consistent, high-quality educational opportunities whenever or wherever their families may be transferred.

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