Testing by Tennessee Commissioner of Education
Dr. Robert McElrath, former Tennessee Commissioner of Education, preformed a study of young children who have been involved in the Be Smart Kids Learning System, using the Terra Nova test to measure the children’s development.
Terra Nova Test Data: Random Sample
of Be Smart Kids Students
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100% of Be Smart Kids students enrolled in the first grade, who had been in the Be Smart Kids program for a minimum of 2.5 years, ranked in the 99th testing percentile.
Study on At-risk Students
The Be Smart Kids Learning Systems demonstrated immediate and dramatic results in a direct comparison of before and after test scores in a single semester. Read more.
Note that these scores are not based upon specially administered tests with subjective interpretation, but rather on school required examinations.
The Children’s Center Research Project
Below are the test scores of students from the Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greeneville, Tennessee, where the Be Smart Kids program was evaluated for one year. The study was conducted by the Departments of Education and Psychology at Tusculum College, with assistance from Kids Can, Inc. (a nonprofit organization established to benefit at-risk children). The Brigance Test was used as the instrument for the pretest/posttest for the two six (6) month periods of evaluation. Tests were administered in January and June 2006 and again in August 2006 and January 2007.
By the end of the first year, the Experimental Group’s scores had surpassed the Control’s Group’s scores.