Fifteen years of program research, including approximately 50 comprehensive, nationwide evaluations, consistently confirm our impact on students' knowledge, skill development and attitudes.
Our programs prepare students to:
Proactively manage their finances
Develop skills that will be recognized and valuable in a global workforce
Elementary School Program Sequential Curricula Pays Off!
External evaluators found that elementary school students who participate in JA demonstrate significantly higher critical thinking and problem-solving skills than their counterparts.
* Indicates significance at the p<.002 level.
** Indicates significance at the p<.004 level
Educators value JA programs:
Teachers (95%) and volunteers (92%) report that students who participate in JA have a better understanding of how the real world operates.
Both teachers and volunteers agree that JA students work together better as a team and are more capable of making group responses.
Middle Grade Programs - A History of Performance!
* Indicates significance at the p<.001 level. ** Indicates significance at the p<.05 level
Findings: Longitudinal study (2001-2003) Worldwide Institute for Research and Evaluation. Pre/post test scores are taken from recent program evaluations (2006-2008).
The majority of middle grade students (71%) reported that JA helped them recognize the importance of education and motivated them to work harder to achieve educational and work goals.
Middle grade students understand more about personal finance, business and economic concepts after participating in JA programs.
High School Programs - JA Students Have the Competitive Advantage!
Note: Findings are from a longitudinal study conducted from 2001-2003 by the Worldwide Institute for Research and Evaluation.
The majority of students (79%) agreed that JA positively influenced their attitudes toward continuing their education.
JA students were more likely than students in general to matriculate to college immediately after high school (77% versus 69%).
Most students reported that JA made the transition to college easier, encouraged them to work hard and provided them information that was relevant.
Additional Program Evaluations