The Creative Learning Initiative (CLI) Annual Evaluation Report 2014–2015 Research Brief

The Creative Learning Initiative (CLI), a collective impact partnership among the Austin Independent School District (AISD), the city of Austin, and MINDPOP (an arts organization dedicated to expanding creative learning in Austin and representing over 50 arts and cultural agencies), created arts-rich schools at a rate that exceeded the benchmark goal. The CLI had a positive impact on teachers and students, as well as the district. Teachers reported positive experiences with the program activities and positive changes in student engagement, behavior, and student achievement. Students had better academic performance, improved attendance, decreased discipline incidents, and increased access to arts opportunities.

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