Evaluations :: High School Programs
High School Programs Evaluation
The most recent WIRE (Western Institute for Research and Evaluation) evaluation on JA’s high school programs was completed in 2000 with an additional study of JA Titan completed in 2002. Results show that JA programs have a significant impact on student learning.
JA Programs increase economic understanding
After completing the JA Company Program, students scored 10.6 percent higher on objective referenced tests that measure understanding of economic concepts. JA Economics and JA Success Skills students scored 8.1 percent higher. After participating in JA Titan, students scored 13 percent higher.
JA programs improve critical-thinking skills
WIRE’s alternative assessments reveal students who participate in JA programs use higher levels of thinking to synthesize and integrate information. After completing JA Economics, students scored 18.6 percent higher on alternative assessment tests. JA Company Program, and JA Success Skills students scored 10.9 percent and 13 percent higher, respectively.
JA Titan alternative assessment exercise
Students who participate in JA Titan demonstrate better problem-solving skills when making critical business decisions than their non-participating peers.