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2021 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 305/0.01 et seq.
      Fiscal Year 2022 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2021 Actual Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2019 Actual
      Input Indicators
      Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) $ 22,721.5 $ 19,813.3 $ 21,696.0 $ 22,264.9 $ 23,126.5
      Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 21,478.4 $ 18,296.5 $ 19,929.0 $ 20,636.9 $ 20,041.5
      Average monthly full-time equivalents 223.0 190.0 205.0 215.0 220.0
      Output Indicators
      All students: applications received 650.0 630.0 600.0 583.0 557.0
      All students: invitations extended 250.0 271.0 240.0 272.0 232.0
      All students: number enrolled 230.0 238.0 230.0 238.0 220.0
      Underrepresented populations: applications received 160.0 171.0 200.0 205.0 170.0
      Underrepresented populations: invitations extended 115.0 134.0 100.0 95.0 93.0
      Underrepresented populations: number enrolled 87.0 98.0 90.0 80.0 82.0
      Student participants in STEM student outreach programs (a) 1,100 1,142 1,000 8,025 3,553
      Illinois educator programs: participating educators (a) 3,000 3,860 2,500 8,999 1,787
      Illinois educator programs: participating schools (a) 100.0 157.0 N/A 240.0 271.0
      Admissions office: student participants in outreach programs attracting underrepresented student populations (b) 600.0 602.0 1,000 885.0 694.0
      IMSA participant fees and contracts (in thousands) (c) $ 502.0 $ 169.0 $ 500.0 $ 408.0 $ 434.0
      Outcome Indicators
      All students: percentage of entering sophomores who return the following year 96% 95% 95% 93% 90%
      All students: percentage of enrolled students graduating IMSA 90% 90.5% 87% 88.4% 86.5%
      Underrepresented populations: percentage of enrolled students graduating IMSA 88% 89% 87% 90.9% 85.5%
      Student performance: exiting SAT mathematics score, IMSA average (d) N/A N/A N/A 733.0 742.0
      Student performance: exiting SAT total score, IMSA average (d) N/A N/A N/A 1,424 1,445
      Student performance: exiting ACT mathematics score, IMSA average (d) N/A N/A N/A 32.5 32.5
      Student performance: exiting ACT composite score, IMSA average (d) N/A N/A N/A 32.1 31.9
      Student-reported: percentage of graduates enrolling in colleges 100% 99% N/A 99.55% 100%
      Student-reported: percentage of graduates enrolling in college declaring a math or science major 80% 80% N/A N/A 84.34%
      Student-reported: percentage of graduates enrolling at an Illinois college 50% 50% N/A 47.7% 50.51%
      External Benchmarks
      Student performance: SAT mathematics score for high school graduates, statewide average (d) N/A N/A N/A 497.0 501.4
      Student performance: SAT total score for high school graduates, statewide average (d) N/A N/A N/A 995.0 1,007
      Student performance comparator schools: mean mathematics SAT score (d) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
      Student performance comparator schools: mean evidence-based reading and writing SAT score (d) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
      Student performance: ACT mathematics score for high school students, statewide average N/A N/A N/A N/A 23.8
      Student performance: ACT composite score for high school students, statewide average N/A N/A N/A N/A 24.3
      Student performance comparator schools: mean mathematics ACT score N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
      Student performance comparator schools: mean evidence-based reading and writing ACT score N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
      Efficiency/Cost-Effectiveness Indicators
      Instruction/academic support programs: expenditures as a percentage of total expenditures 58% 59% 58% 59% 58%
      Operational cost per student per year, all funds - excludes residential (in dollars) $ 20,248.00 $ 17,939.00 $ 19,276.00 $ 20,207.00 $ 20,627.00
      Operational cost per student per year, all funds - includes residential (in dollars) $ 29,833.00 $ 25,162.00 $ 27,306.00 $ 28,788.00 $ 29,511.00
      External Benchmarks
      Operational cost per student per year, comparator schools (e) N/A N/A N/A $ 23,771.00 $ 22,956.08
      Operational cost per student per year, statewide average, high schools (in dollars) N/A $ 14,747.00 N/A $ 17,513.00 $ 16,402.45
      Footnotes
      The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to restrict programming. Class sizes are limited to mitigate for COVID-19, including constraints of not being able to have face-to-face programs and not having access to schools, which impacts programming and limits reach. This applies for both student and educator programs. Due to COVID-19, IMSA was unable to offer as many spots to students participating in the Promise program and other outreach initiatives. Students were also limited to Zoom participation. Due to the pandemic, all of IMSA's programming was delivered virtually, which resulted in fewer participant fees. The fiscal year 2022 estimate assumes all programming will return to in-person, resulting in higher estimated fees compared to fiscal year 2021. Please note that the fiscal year 2021 actual numbers for tests are not calculated due to the small proportion of students who took tests during the fiscal year 2021 school year. Most students were not able to take the tests due to COVID-19. Not available in the Illinois State Report Card data file.

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