We are thrilled with these results!

 
Spoiler Alert! December newsletter with test results, new board members and more!

 

 

Have you hear our news?

Mind Meets Music recently received a new set of data. And we are SO EXCITED to share it with you!

Reading: Students who received Mind Meets Music attained an overall increase of 24% in reading proficiency rates in the 2015/16 academic year as compared to the 2014/15 baseline year.  According to the United States Department of Education, Mind Meets Music’s goal was to increase reading proficiency by 5% over four years. In just one year, Mind Meets Music not only met, but greatly exceeded that goal!
In the 2014/15 baseline year, the reading proficiency of students receiving Mind Meets Music was 46% less than their peers in the comparison group.  However, data collected by WestEd during the 2015/16 academic year showed the reading proficiency of students receiving Mind Meets Music had significantly shrunk to only 25% less than their peers in the comparison group.  This data reveals a 21% reduction of the achievement gap between the test and comparison groups!
Attendance: The average attendance rate for students receiving Mind Meets Music rose from 93% during the 2014/15 baseline year to 95% during the 2015/16 academic year.  According to the United States Department of Education, Mind Meets Music’s goal is to increase attendance by 3% over four years.
Student participation: 95% of classroom teachers agreed that participation in Mind Meets Music engaged students, encouraged participation, impacted learning, and impacted attitudes.
Classroom teacher benefits: 87% of classroom teachers agreed that Mind Meets Music has caused them to reflect on their teaching beliefs, helping them develop integration capacity, comfort, and tools.

We are extremely delighted by these outstanding results!! They only confirm what we have always known: Mind Meets Music is effectively changing the face of early education and making a tangible difference in the lives of West Michigan children!  The future for Mind Meets Music is bright indeed, the future for our children is even brighter!!

Thank you for being part of that future!

 
Have you heard? We’ve MOVED! Don’t worry, we’re just next door to our old office.  Our new address is 1550 East Beltline SE STE 345, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Come and visit!

 

 

 

 
Thank you so much for your support during 2016!  Mind Meets Music exists because of people like you! Please consider making a year end gift to Mind Meets Music and the students we serve!

 

 

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We’d like to welcome Carla Grant as the newest member of the Mind Meets Music Board of Directors! Carla is a CPA at Hungerford Nichols, and has vast experience serving on various boards. We are honored to have her!  Welcome Carla!

 

 

 

 
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