2011 Program Analysis
Evaluation Summary (see below for complete report and data)
- This program is excellent at providing students the art curriculum that is lacking in their school. The majority of students (more than 75%) mastered 11 State Visual Arts Content standards.
- Positive shifts in students’ and families’ lives were demonstrated over this short, five-week period. Over 80% of students reported increased attitudes about what they can accomplish and over 60% reported an increase in their reading ability. There was a one point gain in the average self-esteem score of students. Although this might not seem large, this difference is statistically meaningful (d = .27).
- Students engaged in a more healthy lifestyle during these weeks. There was a significant increase in the overall wellness score of the participants from the start to the end of the program. Students significantly increased the number of days they ate five servings of fruits and vegetables while they were in the program as well as increased the number of days they talked to their family about what was going on in their lives. 87% of the students reported they made new friends during the program.
- Results indicate that this program has brought families closer. Over 80% of students reported feeling better about their families than they did at the beginning of the summer. Over 80% of parents reported less conflict between them and their student while they participated in this program. Over 80% of parents agreed that this program made a difference in their life as well as their child's.
- After watching their children participate in this program and attending the final art show, parents are reporting an increased likelihood to participate in further arts activities in the next 12 months. Prior to the student art show, close to half the parents had not attended an art show or attended a show at Stuarts. Now parents are reporting they plan to attend at least one art show and one event at Stuarts over the next year.
- This program helps the local economy and supports local artists by paying for goods and services. 73% of the program funds went directly back into the community. It increased the professional skills of local artists . 80% of the teaching artists agreed the program provided the opportunity to network and engaged further in the community and with other artists.
- This evaluation demonstrates that the Circle Round the Square Program is a very enjoyable and meaningful experience to students, parents, teachers, and the surrounding community. 85% of the students and 100% of parents and teachers responses indicated a high level of satisfaction with the program. Over 90% of both parents and students agreed they would recommend this program to friends.
Source: p. 3, 2011 Program Evaluation Results Impact and Outcomes, Sheri Chaney Jones, M.A. Measurement Resources Company, LLC
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