At the beginning of the pilot chess program we had three groups of students, about 20 pupils in each
group, with about equal knowledge of the subject (math). Yet, at the end of the school
year, students from the chess group (with the exception of 2 students) all passed the test at or
above proficiency level; while students from the two control groups (with a few exceptions in each group)
performed below proficiency level. (see the table below)
|(Number of students preformed at the specified level of proficiency)|
With such vivid difference in the proficiency testís results between two groups, the outcome of the pilot chess program exceeded all expectations. Additional financial assistance is vital in extending Vivacity Chess Program and its many documented benefits to a larger population of students.