Student Impact

Numbers of K-12 teacher participants and K-12 student participants who received NASA-affiliated GLOBE training and subsequently participated in data collection during fiscal years 2003 - 2011 (October 1 - September 30 of each year).

GLOBE is able to confidently report the number of teachers trained by the GLOBE community each year. However, GLOBE is not able to provide exact figures representing student participation due to the presence of unknown variables such as whether each GLOBE teacher is teaching only one classroom of students or teaches multiple classrooms (such as in middle school/high school settings), and given this, we realize that this statistic can also change over the course of a given year. Therefore, the student estimates provided below are extremely conservative estimates, assuming that teachers only work with one classroom of students, using 25 students as the average classroom size. Please note that GLOBE promotes a "team" approach to implementation within schools (forming teams of teachers within each school instead of past models that concentrated on training one teacher per GLOBE school).

We believe that the proper way to characterize these results would be:
"Total number of teachers who received recognized GLOBE training in the Fiscal Year (Oct 1 - Sep 30) and whose school then participated in GLOBE data collection."

* The green cells in the table indicate a switch on June 30, 2012 to a new GLOBE database and a new methodology of metric gathering.

** The light blue cells for 2013 in the table indicate the migration of schools and teachers to a new GLOBE database, and based on functional email addresses.  

Also available: GLOBE Impact Around the World.

Fiscal Year
United States International
Teachers Preservice Teachers K-12 Schools Students Teachers K-12 Schools Students
2003 1943 375 1146 48575 301 290 7525
2004 2299 310 1222 57475 701 637 17525
2005 1983 428 1210 49575 678 545 16950
2006 3398 470 1421 84950 579 430 14475
2007 5827 515 2018 145675 674 528 16850
2008 7265 627 1664 181625 735 561 18375
2009 5475 260 1465 136875 484 393 12100
2010 1078 307 646 26950 229 131 5725
2011 1200 419 472 30000 338 250 8450
2012 1422 292 362 23926 250 379 11410
2013 14122 564 832 322950 494 2974 59150