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2019 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Mission Statement To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. To offer a uniquely challenging education for students talented in the areas of mathematics and science.
    1. To stimulate further excellence for all Illinois schools in mathematics and science.
      Source of Funds Education Assistance Fund, IMSA Special Purposes Trust Fund, IMSA Income Fund, Operating Fund - IMSA Statutory Authority 105 ILCS 305
      Fiscal Year 2020 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2019 Actual Fiscal Year 2019 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2018 Actual Fiscal Year 2017 Actual
      Input Indicators
      Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) $ 22,865.0 $ 23,126.5 $ 22,916.0 $ 25,458.1 $ 22,514.2
      Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 21,323.0 $ 20,041.5 $ 20,960.0 $ 19,670.9 $ 19,202.8
      Average monthly full-time equivalents 222.0 220.0 225.0 218.0 221.0
      Output Indicators
      All students: applications received 600.0 557.0 575.0 545.0 553.0
      All students: invitations extended 240.0 232.0 230.0 232.0 253.0
      All students: number enrolled 230.0 220.0 220.0 220.0 249.0
      All students: percentage of entering sophomores who return the following year 95% 90.4% 95% 93% N/A
      All students: percentage of enrolled students graduating IMSA 86.5% 86.5% 86.9% 84.96% 89.5%
      Underrepresented populations: applications received 200.0 170.0 150.0 150.0 117.0
      Underrepresented populations: invitations extended 100.0 93.0 80.0 80.0 47.0
      Underrepresented populations: number enrolled 90.0 82.0 75.0 73.0 44.0
      Underrepresented populations: percentage of enrolled students graduating IMSA 85.5% 85.5% 92.8% 83.61% 87.8%
      Illinois student programs: participating students (a,b) 4,700 3,553 2,100 2,018 1,972
      Illinois educator programs: participating educators (a,c,d) 4,500 1,787 1,625 1,386 2,046
      Illinois educator programs: participating schools (a) 350.0 271.0 150.0 94.0 154.0
      Illinois educator programs: participating students (e) N/A 3,580 N/A N/A N/A
      Admissions office: student participants in outreach programs attracting underrepresented student populations (f,g) 1,200 694.0 700.0 612.0 646.0
      IMSA participant fees and contracts (in thousands) (h) $ 500.0 $ 434.0 N/A $ 770.0 $ 1,051.8
      Outcome Indicators
      Student performance: exiting SAT total score, IMSA average N/A 1,445 N/A 1,463 1,407
      Student performance: exiting SAT mathematics score, IMSA average N/A 742.0 N/A 749.0 725.0
      Student performance: exiting ACT composite score, IMSA average N/A 31.9 N/A 32.1 32.6
      Student performance: exiting ACT mathematics score, IMSA average N/A 32.5 N/A 32.4 32.8
      Student-reported: percentage of graduates enrolling in four-year college N/A 100% N/A 96.88% 98.6%
      Student-reported: percentage of graduates enrolling in college declaring a math or science major N/A 84.34% N/A 79.69% 79.3%
      Student-reported: percentage of graduates enrolling at an Illinois college N/A 50.51% N/A 38.02% 41.3%
      External Benchmarks
      Student performance: SAT total score for high school graduates, statewide average N/A 1,007 N/A 1,172 1,109
      Student performance: SAT mathematics score for high school graduates, statewide average N/A 501.4 N/A 592.0 554.0
      Student performance: ACT composite score for high school students, statewide average N/A 24.3 N/A 23.9 21.4
      Student performance: ACT mathematics score for high school students, statewide average N/A 23.8 N/A 23.4 21.2
      Student performance comparator schools: mean ACT composite score (i) N/A N/A N/A 26.3 26.2
      Student performance comparator schools: mean ACT mathematics score (i) N/A N/A N/A 26.1 25.9
      Efficiency/Cost-Effectiveness Indicators
      Instruction/academic support programs: expenditures as a percentage of total expenditures 59% 58% 57% 51% 56%
      Academy operational cost per student per year, all funds - excludes residential (in dollars) $ 20,716.00 $ 20,627.00 $ 20,266.00 $ 20,031.00 $ 19,458.00
      Academy operational cost per student per year, all funds - includes residential (in dollars) $ 29,603.00 $ 29,511.00 $ 29,391.00 $ 28,785.00 $ 27,854.00
      External Benchmarks
      Operational cost per student per year, comparator schools (in dollars) N/A $ 22,956.08 N/A $ 22,293.10 $ 21,758.30
      Operational cost per student per year, statewide average, high schools (in dollars) N/A $ 16,402.45 N/A $ 12,541.50 $ 16,130.30
      At IMSA, we are guided by metrics and goals outlined on our IMSA Operational Dashboard. The goals are set prior to the fiscal year and motivate and dictate work to be done through the year. Strategic plans are made the exceed the goals. Included in these goals are any new initiatives that are implemented by the State of Illinois or any other supporting organizations. The target goal for teachers for fiscal year 2019 was 2.3 times the target goal for fiscal year 2018. The target goal for students remained the same due to the uncertainty of construction and other operational challenges not controlled by the Academy. With audacious goals, appropriate planning was made. The strategic plan to more than double the number of teachers included new programming along with a targeted effort to support existing teachers in our networks. New collaborations were made with the Illinois Bicentennial Commission, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and several school districts that we have not served before. As a result of these collaborations, we increased our number of participating schools from fiscal year 2018 to fiscal year 2019. Other efforts included a re-design of our services for county PD-Day, Fusion, and other existing programs. The result of serving more students is correlated to serving more teachers in the state and the increase of participating schools. Effective fiscal year 2019, this includes Statewide Student Initiatives (SSI); Funshops; Research, Inquiry Skills, and Experimentation (RISE); student enrichment, Allies, and summer programs. Effective fiscal year 2017, educator numbers reflect the total number of attendees, not unique individuals. Effective fiscal year 2019, Statewide Educator Initiatives Problem-Based Learning, Pre-service and PD Event, and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Effective fiscal year 2019, same as footnote (d) above, except some NGSS. Effective fiscal year 2017, the Admissions Office programs number includes PROMISE participants as well as the number of school visit students. IMSA decided to nearly double its Admissions recruitment programs (PROMISE and school visits) in an effort to reach its goal of doubling the number of Academy applications. This indicator represents fees charged for outreach programs. The size and nature of these programs have changed, resulting in fewer offerings and subsequently fewer fees. Effective fiscal year 2019, the Illinois State Board of Education no longer provides reporting related to ACT scores; therefore, IMSA cannot provide mean ACT composite or mathematics scores.

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