Assessment

Cost Efficacy

Eleven Science In Motion (SIM) sites are currently supported by a $650,000 appropriation; when fully funded in years past, they were supported by a $2.0 M appropriation. The cost for similar resources and training to be implemented individually by each of the schools impacted by these programs is estimated at $25 M.  Thus, the van program provides a 4-fold per subject reduction in costs.  Sharing resources makes sense!

Annual Reports

2009 - 2010

2010 - 2011

2011 - 2012

2012 - 2013

Consortium Service Numbers

School Year 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
Biology teaching visits 2,184 2,372 2,090 2,216 1,127 1,576 1,377 1,211
Chemistry teaching visits 1,961 2,247 1,830 2,001 1,407 1,604 1,108 1, 019
Other teaching visits 1,020 948 1,283 1,204 896 980 593 646
 Total teaching visits made  5,165  5,567  5,203  5,421  3,430  4,160  3,078  2, 886
 Total equipment loans 6,447   7,492  8,271  7,775  6,403  14,755  8,256  7,238
 Total student contacts  217,366  262,566  280,224  236,359  188,622  207,380  208,328  214,164
 Different schools served  307 331  337  324  291  294  312  244
 Different teachers served  698  776  715  752  612  768  713  626
Different labs taught 986 1,050 1,143 1,286 1,059 1,046 1,050 925
Total students in accelerated classes 48,819 69,366 72,298 18,993 48,010 49,124 46,197 50,043