March 20 Announcement from CollegeBoard

Dear Arkansas AIMS Partners,

Arkansas schools will be officially closed as of April 17.  During this challenging time, the health and safety of the Arkansas AIMS staff and our schools’ staff and students are our utmost concern; therefore, we will suspend our person-to-person events for the foreseeable future. This includes personal visits as well as our upcoming AP Science and Math Mock Reading Workshops, April 6.   Our Directors and Consultants will be available via email and with synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) virtual meetings. Throughout the week, teachers and principals will receive instructions from the Content Directors and we will notify you of any instructions from CollegeBoard concerning AP Exams. 

The Directors will be posting content support, including our archived Prep videos for you. Here is the link:  

Special Content Resources and Information during the Pandemic

Please contact me, slharrison2@ualr.edu if you have questions and take care of yourself and of each other.

Lynn Harrison-Bullard, AR AIMS President 

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News from the College Board About the AP Exams

March 13, 2020

AR AIMS is closely monitoring the school closings in the state.  We have advised our consultants to discontinue visits until after Spring Break.  If you had a visit scheduled for March 13-20, your consultant will be in touch with you to reschedule.

AP MATH & SCIENCE MOCK READING WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.  The Crowne Plaza assured us that if you have already made your room reservation, you will not be charged as long as you cancel by 6 pm on April 5.  If we do reschedule the Mock Reading, you will know at least a week in advance.  

Please utilize the resources on the AR AIMS Google Sites, especially the Zoom videos, if your school closes.  Check your AP Google Site, email, and this website regularly for updates.  If we hear any credible information from CollegeBoard we will post it.  Our AR AIMS staff will continue to work from home, so please do not hesitate to contact us at our emails listed below:

  • AIMS President:  Lynn Harrison-Bullard, slharrison2@ualr.edu
  • AIMS Program Director:  Rhonda Riggin, rxriggin@ualr.edu
  • AIMS English Director:  Susan Skinkle, slskinkle@ualr.edu
  • AIMS Math Director: Summer Vaught, slvaught1@ualr.edu
  • AIMS Science Director:  Debbie Bilyeu, ddbilyeu@ualr.edu
  • AIMS Program Assistant:  Ginger Abernathy, ghabernathy@ualr.edu

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In 2007 Arkansas AIMS received a grant from the National Math and Science Initiative to increase the number of Arkansas students participating in and earning college-qualifying scores for rigorous AP classes. In 2020, Arkansas AIMS continues to open doors for high school and now middle/junior high school students to reach their academic potential. AR AIMS basic belief remains that student success begins with teachers who are knowledgeable in their subject matter, skilled at instructing diverse classrooms, and capable of preparing students to be confident and creative problem-solvers. As Arkansas AIMS continues for the 12th year, our multi-year longitudinal research continues to reveal the benefits of our partnership to ensure strong academic opportunities for students to prepare them for college and career.

 

In 2020 86 Arkansas schools are AR AIMS partners with 48 schools receiving Active Services to ensure teacher effectiveness and efficacy and student equity and achievement.

Check us out on Facebook @Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math & Science, Instagram @ar_aims, and Twitter @AR_AAIMS.

NEW NEWS!

ADVANCED PLACEMENT TEST SCORES RISE FOR THE STATE

  by Cynthia Howell | February 8, 2020, at 9:08 a.m.

AR Democrat-Gazette

“The number of Arkansas students who took Advanced Placement exams to earn college credit dipped in 2019 as did the number of exams taken. But the number of exams receiving desired scores of 3, 4 or 5 (which provides college credit) hit a new high…”

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