205
Classrooms partnered with Mind Meets Music for the 2017-2018 academic year.
24
Overall increase in reading proficiency for student participating in Mind Meets Music.
10000+
Children have participated in the program since Mind Meets Music's inception in 2009.
5000
Students projected to be served during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Program Impact

Mind Meets Music has had the distinct honor of partnering with the United States Department of Education for the past two years. This partnership has allowed for numerous benefits in expanding the reach of the program. One of these benefits is a four-year study which is being conducted by WestEd, a national evaluation and statistical organization. WestEd has spent the last two years gathering data to measure the effectiveness of the Mind Meets Music program, detailed below are some of the initial findings of the study.

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-Burton Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher

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Reading Proficiency

Students who participated in Mind Meets Music attained an overall increase of 24% in reading proficiency rates in the 2015-2016 academic year as compared to the 2014-2015 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! 

24%

Decrease in Acheievement Gap

It is important to note that our control group schools started off with higher test scores than the schools implementing the Mind Meets Music program. In fact, during the baseline data collection, WestEd found the control group schools were achieving reading proficiency at a rate 46% higher than the Mind Meets Music schools. Between the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years, schools implementing the Mind Meets Music program had significantly reduced that 46% achievement gap to 25%!

25%

Student Participation

95%

95% of classroom teachers agreed that participation in the program engaged students, encouraged participation, impacted learning, and impacted attitudes.

The average attendance rate for treatment students at these schools rose from 93% during the 2014-2015 academic year to 95% during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Attendance

93%

Classroom Teacher Benefits

87%

87% of classroom teachers agreed that the Mind Meets Music program helped them develop integration capacity, comfort, and tools, and has caused them to reflect on their teaching beliefs.