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Arts-Based Instruction Improves Reading for High Risk Students According to New Study by 3D Group
California based 3D Group conducts a 4-year longitudinal study of Reading in Motion’s art-based instructional program and finds a significant improvement in reading for high risk students in Chicago.
“The comparisons suggest that students whose classrooms had these components far outpaced the end-of-year reading ability of students who did not use Reading in Motion’s methods. Specifically, Reading in Motion students had a greater understanding of word segmentation, letter-sound correspondence and a greater ability to blend letters into words than students who did not have those components,”
Many studies have shown that low income and minority students are continuing to struggle in our public education system, and the program developed by Reading in Motion and researched by 3D Group appears to provide a path to success in reading. The high risk students who were evaluated in the study were predominately African American and low income, and in the year prior to the study the schools examined had a majority of students reading below grade level. The 3D Group study provides one more step forward for educational policy by demonstrating that arts-based reading programs that integrate research can provide significant gains for even the highest risk populations.
3D Group works with companies of all sizes in a wide variety of industries to use assessment tools like program evaluation, 360 degree feedback, and employee engagement surveys to improve organizational effectiveness. 3D Group's consultants and associates have written numerous articles and research reports, which have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and regularly presented at national and regional conferences. Visit the website for more information at http://www.3DGroup.net.