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]]>AR AIMS welcomed 11 schools in Cohort 9 this year!

AR AIMS is now in 23% of schools in Arkansas (up 2% from last year),

AR AIMS schools account for 48% of Math, Science, or English AP Exams taken in the state, and 44% of Math-Science-English Qualifying Scores (AP scores of 3, 4, 5) for the state.

We account for 50% of Math and Science AP Exams taken in the state and 46% of Math Science exam Qualifying scores.

Cohort 5 has seem a 240% increase in Quality Scores (AP scores of 3, 4, 5) and a 26% increase in students taking a Math, Science, or English AP Exam since their base year (first year the school became an AAIMS school).

Cohort 6 has seen a 90% increase in Qualifying Scores and a 8% increase in students taking a Math, Science, and/or English exam since their base year.

Cohort 7 has seen a 22% increase in Qualifying Scores, even though there was a decrease in the number of students taking an Math, Science, or English exam.

Cohort 8 has seen a 53% increase in Qualifying Scores and a 7% increase in students taking a Math, Science, or English exam after being in the program for one year.

We are proud to say that Arkansas AIMS is making a difference for the students of Arkansas. If you’re not an AAIMS school, contact Lynn Harrison-Bullard: slharrison2@ualr.edu

Please CLICK HERE for the 2017 powerpoint of AAIMS data.

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]]>Arkansas Democrat Gazette By Cynthia Howell

October 31, 2017

The 61 high schools that participated in the Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science program last school year produced almost half of the state’s Advanced Placement math, science and English test-takers and 44 percent of the scores that qualified students for college credit.

Students who earn college credit for their high school work can realize savings in college tuition costs or have the time to take more advanced-level college courses because they have completed introductory courses.

The initiative schools make up 23 percent of the state’s 261 high schools in which students took Advanced Placement tests in math, science and English in 2016-17, Ken James, president of the Arkansas initiative, said in releasing the organization’s annual report. Click to read more: 2017 AAIMS Article in DemGaz

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]]>Jerry Adams, Chair of the AAIMS Board of Directors and members of the Board are pleased to announce the hiring of Suzanne Lynn Bullard as the next President of Arkansas AAIMS, effective January 1, 2018. Dr. Ken James has served as President of AAIMS for the past four years. Mrs. Bullard will replace Dr. James, who is retiring from AAIMS effective December 31st.

Dr. James hired Mrs. Bullard to serve as the Program Manager in 2013, and they have collectively increased the number of participating schools to 73 in 9 Cohorts. Prior to joining Arkansas AIMS, Mrs. Bullard held key educational leadership positions in three school districts in central Arkansas (Sheridan, North Little Rock, and Bryant). “As the AAIMS Program Manager, it was my privilege and honor to work with the remarkable educators to enhance teacher quality and student performance in AAIMS schools, and now as President of AAIMS, I look forward to implementing additional opportunities that will make a difference for the students of Arkansas”, said Bullard.

Mrs. Bullard is married to Joe A. “Tony” Bullard of Maumelle, has 4 children, and 6 grandchildren.

Arkansas AAIMS, a non-profit organization has a primary mission to prepare more students for college, post-secondary training and STEM careers, and to increase the number of students who graduate from college. The primary goal of AAIMS is to increase the number of students enrolled in Advanced Placement math, science, and English courses and to increase the number of students producing scores of 3 or better on Advanced Placement math, science, and English examinations.

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]]>AR AIMS schools account for 48% of Math, Science, or English AP Exams taken in the state, and 44% of Math-Science-English Qualifying Scores (AP scores of 3, 4, 5) for the state.

We account for 50% of Math and Science AP Exams taken in the state and 46% of Math Science exam Qualifying scores.

Cohort 5 has seem a 240% increase in Quality Scores (AP scores of 3, 4, 5) and a 26% increase in students taking a Math, Science, or English AP Exam since their base year (first year the school became an AAIMS school).

Cohort 6 has seen a 90% increase in Qualifying Scores and a 8% increase in students taking a Math, Science, and/or English exam since their base year.

Cohort 7 has seen a 22% increase in Qualifying Scores, even though there was a decrease in the number of students taking an Math, Science, or English exam.

Cohort 8 has seen a 53% increase in Qualifying Scores and a 7% increase in students taking a Math, Science, or English exam after being in the program for one year.

We are proud to say that Arkansas AIMS is making a difference for the students of Arkansas. If you’re not an AAIMS school, contact Lynn Harrison-Bullard: slharrison2@ualr.edu

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