ERIC Number: ED370578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
IMSA--Enjoy the Journey.
Layng, Jacqueline M.
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) in Aurora (Illinois) is a pioneering educational community, the nation's only three-year publicly funded residential high school. Its mission requires the achievement of two separate goals: (1) the education of the gifted young of Illinois in science and mathematics and (2) the sharing of innovative educational findings with other schools in Illinois. The academy opened in 1986 as part of the state's educational reform package. It currently houses 629 students, whose tuition and most of whose board expenses are provided by the state. Student assessment is through performance analyses, thinking logs, learning journals, and portfolios. Schedules, admissions procedures, the school's leadership program, and some details of the facilities are described. As part of its information-sharing mission, IMSA has produced video programs about innovative practices and events. One of the many possibilities of the institution is the increased use of visuals to share information and to help students. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Gifted, High Schools, Information Dissemination, Mathematics Instruction, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Program Descriptions, Public Schools, Residential Programs, Science Instruction, State Programs, Videotape Recordings, Visual Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy; Reform Efforts
Note: In: Visual Literacy in the Digital Age: Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (25th, Rochester, New York, October 13-17, 1993); see IR 055 055.