Researchers at the Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC) have already found the BTS Program has improved the educational experience in many ways, including:

  • Higher student achievement on the CRTs
  • Increased student engagement
  • Positive changes in students’ behavior
  • Increased participation in class activities
  • Willingness to try new things
  • Improved student attendance
  • Increases in student confidence
  • Increases in social-emotional development

With the help of arts integration, one class showed

improvement in sentence structure testing
higher scores than non arts-integrated classes
In one Utah school, it was found that there was a
correlation between a student's ability to match pitch and their reading level

Students who were struggling with reading were given extra music lessons to increase their vocal flexibility and pitch accuracy, and most of those students went on to improve their reading level dramatically.

In 2013, The Utah Foundation studied criterion-referenced test scores from 22 BTS Program schools compared with their counterparts. Results indicated that BTS Program schools had increased scores in math, language and science between compared to non-BTS Program schools:

increase in language scores vs. a 1% decrease in non-BTS schools
increase in math scores vs. a flat trend in non-BTS schools
increase in math scores vs. a flat trend in non-BTS schools