Effectiveness of Junior Achievement programs
“I strongly feel that Junior Achievement has brought a greater understanding of what business is, and the importance of smart consumerism.”
Teacher at Wilson School
Local Program Results - 2011-2012
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa feels that it is important to demonstrate the impact that Junior Achievement programs have on local students. To achieve this, all classroom volunteers are asked to implement a pre-program evaluation and a post-program evaluation with the students in their class to measure the comprehension gained by their participation in a particular Junior Achievement program. The evaluations are designed by JA Worldwide specific to each program and are available for programs taught in first grade through middle school. Below are the local results as submitted for programs that took place during the 2010-2011 school year followed by a sampling of specific program evaluations.
JA Our Families- overall results (Elementary)
JA Our Community- overall results (Elementary)
JA Our City- overall results (Elementary)
JA Our Region- overall results (Elementary)
JA Our Nation- overall results (Elementary)
Junior Achievement is also a perfect match to what you are already teaching in your classroom. JA Worldwide has correlated each activity in every program offered to the recommended curriculum at each grade level. To view the full correlations of all Junior Achievement Programs to the Iowa Core Content Standards and Benchmarks, please click on the link below.
In studies of Junior Achievement’s K-12 programs by external evaluators, Junior Achievement students demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business knowledge and an enhanced desire to stay in school and pursue a career in business–-particularly those exposed to programs at consecutive grade levels.
You can view the complete compilation of JA Worldwide evaluations here.
Correlations JAEI Programs Correlations to Iowa Core Content Standards and Benchmarks
You can also view correlations to other state and national standards here.