Since 1996, aha! Process has helped more than 1000 schools raise achievement and build success for students and staff.
We've worked with more than 115 schools on multi-year projects. For data on our work, please review the following pages:
- Research Base
The research base of aha! Process’ work on poverty draws from several sources and disciplines. This work is an additive
model that recognizes and values the assets of people from all economic classes. In addition, it identifies skills, theories of change,
and ways to build schools where students achieve.
- Scientific Reports
These studies assess the impact of the School Improvement Model on student achievement and other related topics.
- External review
An external review of nine research reports on the School Improvement Model led by Dr. C. Thomas Holmes of the University of
Georgia has been completed. Dr. Holmes, along with four other reviewers, concluded that the design employed in these studies was appropriate,
the statistical tests were well chosen and clearly reported, and the author’s conclusions followed directly from the obtained results.
Full-text of Dr. Holmes’s report.
For Higher Education results,
- Research to Practice
Here are aha! Process, Inc. research findings and contributions to community and educational programs.
provide an understanding of our measurable research outcomes.
- What Others Say
Firsthand testimonials from individuals who have used the School Improvement Model.
"We received our state test scores, and our students who were at 30% in literacy are now at 50%, which is a 20-point gain in a
year! In math, our students made a 9-point gain. We’re celebrating thanks to aha! Process!"
Read more testimonials.
–Lenisha Broadway, Principal, Ridgeroad Charter Middle School, AR
aha! Process is always seeking feedback on how these strategies help schools. If you have data demonstrating the
effectiveness of A Framework for Understanding Poverty in improving student performance, please share it with us. We are
particularly interested in action research studies using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methodology approaches. If you have
a study that you would like to share, please send it to the attention of Alecia Chapman, Manager of Educational Services, at
research at ahaprocess.com.