Over the 2012-2013 school year, the evaluation data collected suggest that the ETM program model is being effectively implemented. ETM instruction is associated with increased student learning in music and academics, improved general development of students, and the program builds support of music education within its partnership schools and communities.

To measure ETM’s effectiveness, surveys were conducted with students, teachers, principals and parents. Students’ assessment scores in music and academics were also obtained.

Summary of findings

  • ETM students show greater academic achievement than their peers in non-ETM schools. The ETM program supports learning in the academic areas of Math and English Language Arts (ELA). Comparative data from the New York State (NYS) Assessment suggests that students within ETM schools have greater academic achievement than those in NYC public schools that have similar demographic populations. Furthermore, ETM students’ academic achievement is positively correlated to their musical achievement, based on performance measures from the NYS Assessments and the ETM Music Assessment.
  • ETM has a positive impact on students’ general development. The ETM program is important to students’ development in a variety of social and emotional measures, as indicated by survey responses from students, classroom teachers and parents. Most notably, respondents reported that the program helped students within the areas of self-esteem, creativity, and positive attitude.
  • ETM’s partnership school communities highly regard the music program. The overall program is perceived as a necessary and positive school presence, as indicated by survey responses from classroom teachers, principals, and parents. In particular, classroom teachers regard the program’s music instruction as beneficial to their students’ learning in all areas.


Full Report

 


2012-13 Program Evaluation Report (PDF) 
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