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Metis Staff to Present at AERA Conference April 30, 2013

Metis Research Associate Marisol Cunnington, EdD, will present a paper with Andrea Kantrowitz, Studio in a School teaching artist, at the American Educational Research Association conference on April 30, 2013.

The presentation, “Cultivating Common Ground: Integrating Standards-Based Visual Arts, Math, and Literacy in High-Poverty Urban Classrooms” addresses the results of a study that Metis conducted for Studio in a School. It is part of a symposium on arts integration organized by Kantrowitz for the San Francisco conference.

The presentation is based on Metis’s longitudinal experimental study of the three-year, federally funded Framing Student Success project. For this Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination project, Studio in a School created instructional units that integrated standards-based instruction in visual arts, English language arts, and math for students in third through fifth grades in three high-needs New York City schools. In the AERA presentation, Cunnington and Kantrowitz will discuss the key factors that contributed to successful implementation of the arts-integrated curriculum units. One significant factor was close and ongoing collaboration among the educators involved in the project.

Carried out from fall 2009 through spring 2012, Framing Student Success was intended to improve students’ visual arts skills, Studio Habits of Mind (pro-cognitive skills), and academic achievement. Comparing students in treatment versus control schools, Metis found that students participating in the project significantly outperformed their control-school peers on the New York State ELA and math exams and demonstrated improvements in Studio Habits of Mind, such as engagement and persistence. Qualitative findings suggest that the program also gave struggling students opportunities for academic success.

news archive - 2013

December 19, 2013
Kathleen Agaton Receives 2013 Making a Meaningful Difference Award

December 13, 2013
Metis and Eskolta Hold Forum on Measuring Success of Transfer Schools

October 22, 2013
Metis Paints School Mural on New York Cares Day

October 15, 2013
Metis to Present Results of Arts Education Studies at 2013 AEA Conference

October 15, 2013
Jing Zhu to Present Results of Drop-Out-Prevention Program at 2013 AEA Conference

August 22, 2013
The Magnet Compass Features an Interview with Metis’s Claire Aulicino

August 8, 2013
Fairfield County Community Foundation Puts Metis Research Results into Action

July 8, 2013
Metis Congratulates the Winners of New York State 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants

June 21, 2013
Metis Begins Evaluation of Girl Scout Leadership Institute

May 9, 2013
Metis to Evaluate the PEP Foundation College Readiness Program

May 7, 2013
Metis Begins Audit of Baltimore County Magnet Schools

April 24, 2013
Metis to Evaluate New York City Race to the Top Initiative

April 4, 2013
Metis Staff to Present at AERA Conference April 30, 2013

April 4, 2013
Metis to Evaluate Boys & Girls Clubs of America Summer Program

March 5, 2013
Metis Evaluation Featured in National Striving Readers Report

February 28, 2013
Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant Goes to Camden, New Jersey

January 10, 2013
Metis Begins an Evaluation Project with Palm Beach County Children’s Services

January 5, 2013
Ada Chau Receives Making a Meaningful Difference Award


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