AMSTI provides teachers from designated schools with grade- and subject-specific professional development during two 2-week summer institutes; equipment, supplies, and resources; and on-site support and mentoring.
Research indicates that the AMSTI program improves student achievement in math and science in the state of Alabama.
Summary of AMSTI External Evaluation, Student Achievement Data, 2005: A statewide study conducted by an external evaluator under contract to the state found that AMSTI students in elementary and middle school consistently outperformed comparison students on the SAT-10 math and science tests, and state math and reading tests. In high school, AMSTI students outperformed comparisons on state graduation exams. Many of the differences were statistically significant.