Turnaround Arts Phase 1 Final Evaluation: Full ReportTurnaround Arts Phase 1 Final Evaluation: Full Report

January 22, 2015

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) released the results of an independent study that shows substantial gains in student achievement at schools participating in its Turnaround Arts initiative. The eight schools in the pilot phase of the initiative showed increases in reading and math scores, as well as increases in attendance and decreases in suspensions, demonstrating that the program’s use of the arts is having a measureable impact on low-performing schools by increasing student engagement and narrowing the achievement gap.