Sportsometry® is an educational research and enrichment program that provides a unique
approach to learning maths and physics. We apply the use of sports and athletics to improve
students' cognitive reasoning, confidence, and spatial abilities.
Sportsometry has served the New Haven Community since 2005. After 18 successful years of supporting underserved children in 28 sites with over 2,000 students, Sportsometry’s funding has ended, and will not offer the program going forward.
From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the teaching environment has made attendance and related research a challenge. We held a summer camp in the 2021 and 2022, but because they are relatively short, it has been difficult for us to obtain adequate funding for year-round offerings.
We appreciate that our worksites have included churches, private schools, public schools, community agencies, and community centers. It has been a true gift to work with our staff, our students, and these organizations. We are extremely grateful for the grants we have received and the opportunity to contribute to the community. Sportsometry has worked with organizations, such as the Yale School of Management Nonprofit Fellows Program, The Yale Golf Team, The Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, the United Way, and others. Using statistical research, we evaluated our teaching model and modified it over time. Nonetheless, the time has come for us to say goodbye to our team, who loved and served the New Haven Community since we founded Sportsometry back in 2005. With enormous gratitude, on behalf of all who support our initiative, we say thank you. We believe that we made a difference in the lives of the children we nurtured and the community we serve. Thank you.
An Overview Of Research On Sportsometry’s Effectiveness
1. Sportsometry improves test performance for its students. Students who participated in Sportsometry saw a statistically significant improvement from pre- to post-test scores when compared with students who did not participate in Sportsometry.
2. Students who did not take Sportsometry saw a small improvement in their ability to get each post-test question correct. This is in line with improvements expected from students’ learning in school.
3. The effect of Sportsometry on student test scores was replicated across school districts. When analyzing test scores that controlled for the school district, the effect of Sportsometry on student performance persisted. This suggests that Sportsometry supplements different schools’ teaching, improving student performance on a relative scale.
4. The effect of Sportsometry on student test scores replicated across school grades. When analyzing test scores that controlled for a school grade, the effect of Sportsometry on student performance persisted. This suggests that Sportsometry supplements teaching across grade levels, improving student performance.
5. The effect of Sportsometry on student test scores replicated across school gender. When analyzing test scores that controlled for gender, the effect of Sportsometry on student performance persisted. This suggests that Sportsometry improves all student performances, not a gender-specific cohort.
Professor Howard Gardner refers to Sportsometry® in his speech at the 2007 World Conference on Science and Technology Education, as well as his book entitled Multiple Intelligences New Horizons. Gardner reviews the principal ideas in the theory of multiple intelligences, the major changes that have occurred over the past 25 years, and his expectations about future research and applications.
Sportsometry Partnerships & Worksites
Since 2005, Sportsometry has worked with 30 worksites, mainly in New Haven. Worksites include churches, private schools, public schools, community agencies, and community centers.
YPYC Teen Group 2013
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Middle School 2011, 2012
Amistad High School 2011, 2012
Booker T. Washington Academy 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Cathedral of Higher Praise Church 2016
Christian Community Action Inc 2013, 2014
Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Engineering and Science University Magnet School High 2012
Engineering and Science University Magnet School Middle 2012
Gear Up New Haven 2005
Gengras Center 2010
Hamden Hall Country Day School 2010
Happy Family Clinical Services LLC 2015, 2016, 2017
Harris and Tucker School 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
Hoopsforlife, Inc. 2022
Hope Child Development Center 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Horizons at Foote 2021, 2022
Job Corps 2015
Kiddie Korner 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
LEAP 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2222
Mississippi Delta Project 2016, 2017
New Horizons 2014
Norwalk Housing Authority 2010
Phenomenal I am 2022
Stamford HART 2009
West Rock Stream Academy 2016, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
YPYC Kids Group 2013