Ongoing rigorous evaluation of TSR programs has demonstrated their effectiveness in delivering outcomes consistent with the international research across a range of program contexts. Emergent themes from evaluations conducted with principals/teachers in the 250 program schools in 2008 include:
Recent evaluations include important feedback that Indigenous student attendance is significantly above the State average in program schools and that Song Room programs have contributed to significantly lowered rates of behavioral management incidents and expulsions.
The Song Room National Research Project
With funding from the Macquarie Group Foundation, The Song Room has commissioned the largest non-government funded, independent research project to examine the impact of such arts based intervention programs on disadvantaged children in Australia.
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