Since its inception in 2011, the WSO has worked with the University of Manitoba to conduct an evaluative long-term study of Sistema Winnipeg. To-date, the study has found a closing of the gaps between children’s standardized reading and mathematical achievement levels, while significantly reducing instances of tardiness and absenteeism, and school suspensions have dropped dramatically.
Children are making gains in confidence, concentration, focus, communications skills, presence, pride, impulse control, identity and outgoingness. Children are also making gains in making friends, general behavior, responsibility, contributing to household chores, teamwork, conflict resolution, decision-making, respect for people and property, cultural integration, sense of safety and lower stress levels.
Best of all, 100% of surveyed parents believe their child is more confident, and 98% are more optimistic about their child’s future.