Studies have found that children who participate in activities are more academically successful and more likely to manifest their hidden talents. Participation also lowers their risk of becoming exposed to outside influences. Outsourcing programs allows schools to focus on academic based concerns and provides a structured day with less discipline and behavioral problems.
According to the Americans for the Arts:
- Students involved in arts and music classes scored an average of 96 points higher on their SAT’s than students not involved in the arts.
- Elementary students involved in the arts 40 minutes a week resulted in improved abilities in verbal learning, verbal delayed recall, and verbal recognition.
- Students that participate in the arts demonstrate improved academic performance and lower dropout rates. These cognitive and developmental benefits are reaped by students regardless of their socioeconomic status.
- Teaching creativity develops critical thinking skills, engages students and fosters innovation.
- Creativity is one of the top three personality traits most important to career success according to U.S. employers.
Our program gives students an outlet while enhancing their cognitive, affective psycho-motor and interpersonal skills.
We continually tracked students in our program for over the last five years: During the 2011-2012 school year, 87% of our students scored above grade level on the State Standardized Tests. (Level 4 and 5), and 100% of our students passed the test (Level 2 and higher).
2013- 2014 Reading Resource Highlights
Serviced 166 students including RTI, ESE, Bottom 25% from Edusoft, FAIR, and prior year test scores.
100% of 3rd grade students served made learning gains – 78% students made level 2’s and higher on State Standardized Tests.
66% of 4th grade students made learning gains
2011- 2012 Reading Highlights
87% of our students scored above grade level on Standardized Testing.(Level 4 and 5)
100% of our students passed the test with a level 2 or higher.