Impact

Read an independent evaluation of the impact of MMSI on students’ participation and success on AP exams and enrollment in post-secondary education, and the untapped potential for low income students.

Read a MMSI Impact Study by researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Read the press release about MMSI's 2010 AP results.

Read success stories about MMSI students and educators.

Students Ready for College

The program’s success is evaluated in three measureable ways:

  • Increased participation: greater student enrollment in math, science and English AP courses.
  • Increased performance: more qualifying scores (scores of 3, 4, or 5) on AP examinations.
  • Increased college success: more students matriculating to and graduating from college.

Increased Participation

Since 2008, the program has resulted in more than 4,500 new enrollments in AP classes:

MMSI enrollment growth

By 2013, the program will engage more than 13,000 high school students annually, greatly increasing their likelihood of college enrollment and completion.

Increased Performance

MMSI has enabled Massachusetts students to achieve an additional 1,000 qualifying scores on math, science and English AP exams in just two years.

In 2010, the first 21 public schools that participate in MMSI posted 2,044 math, science or English AP scores of 3 or higher, considered passing or “qualifying” scores. In 2008, these schools posted only 1,042 passing scores – a 96% increase in two years – significantly outpacing state (12%) and national (14%) gains during the same period. According to national research, students who pass at least one AP exam are three times more likely to graduate from college than those who do not.

2008-2010 passing scores