Lift Student Achievement With Learn It By Art™

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We put our Art Integration Kits to the ultimate test… We sent them to teachers to assess their quality and effectiveness in classrooms around the U.S.

The study was conducted with a total of 399 students in grades K – 2. Teachers had four weeks to use the kits with their students, and report their findings back to us. Teachers assessed their students' proficiency in the core standards within the main lesson using the pre-assessment included in the kit, then taught the core lesson, and followed up with the included post-assessment.

We knew our kits were good, but we were overwhelmed with the positive feedback teachers provided. The kits rated well on a quality standpoint, and teachers experienced a significant improvement in student engagement. Not only that, we saw a 59% increase in the number of proficient students through the use of Art Integration Kits.

Student Achievement Results
With use of the Learn It By Art™ Art Integration Kits, there was a 59% increase in the number of proficient students.
Our all-in-one kits are so popular because they allow teachers to spend more time teaching and less time prepping. Matt M., New Product Development Manager

Not only do our kits reduce the amount of prep time, but they address the most challenging standards within grades K - 5. The arts-integrated lessons encourage active engagement, and motivate students to apply what they learn and be successful. Keep reading to see individual case studies with three different teachers, and how the Art Integration Kits impacted their students.

Case Studies

Meet the Teacher
Kimberly Y. is a first grade teacher at a Title 1 school in Tennessee.

The Lesson

Kimberly was provided with the Art Integration Kit for First Grade Measurement. Kimberly estimated it would take 135 minutes of prep time alone to create and prepare to teach this lesson. Through the use of our all-in-one kit, the prep time was significantly reduced, and she was able to spend 90 minutes engaging with her students and teaching the lesson.

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I absolutely loved it, and want others to see the value it has for our students to make connections. Kimberly Y.

“This took a whole new approach to teaching measurement and gave them a chance to apply skills they already had,” Kimberly said. “They have fun and do not realize they are learning the process. They get to create and not be giving specifics on how it should be done. They have a piece to be proud of and take home when the lesson is over.”

Results
Using the kit’s included pre-assessment, Kimberly found that 4 of her 20 students were proficient in the standards before teaching the lesson. Upon post-assessment, 16 of the 20 students were proficient in the core lesson standards.

Kimberly Proficiency Growth Chart

Meet the Teacher
Barbara K. is a first grade teacher at a Title 1 school in Oklahoma.

The Lesson

Barbara was provided with the Art Integration Kit for First Grade Measurement. Barbra estimated she would need 300 minutes of prep time to create the lesson, but instead spent 120 minutes teaching her students the core lesson, engaging with them, and assessing their proficiency gains.

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They loved the results of their art… It was a fun way to practice measuring with them. Barbara K.

“It was a definite plus having everything at my fingertips,” Barbara said about the kit. “Directions were easy to follow and implement with my first graders! I didn’t have to spend time trying to locate all the items and put everything together to teach the lesson.”

Results
Using the kit’s included pre-assessment, Kimberly found that 5 of her 23 students were proficient in the standards before teaching the lesson. Upon post-assessment, 19 of the 23 students were proficient in the core lesson standards.

Barbara Proficiency Growth Chart

Meet the Teacher
Angela P. is a kindergarten teacher at a Title 1 school in California.

The Lesson

Angela was provided with the Math Art Integration Kit for Algebraic Thinking. Angela estimated it would take 240 minutes to prep for this lesson, but because she had all the pre-prepped materials she needed, she was able to spend 180 minutes engaging with her students instead.

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The hands-on component was a big benefit. Angela P.

“We’ve been working on addition for a week or so and although computations were a hit or miss, as soon as the art element was introduced, my littles were just so much more better at it with the hands-on element,” Angela said.

Angela also mentioned that this lesson was in sync with their district’s math pacing.

Results
Using the kit’s included pre-assessment, Kimberly found that 3 of her 24 students were proficient in the standards before teaching the lesson. Upon post-assessment, 20 of the 24 students were proficient in the core lesson standards.

Agela Proficiency Growth Chart
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