Do-Re-ME! among five Acadiana companies and non-profit organizations chosen as the area’s top innovators, having best showcased their innovative spirit in 2013

The INNOV8 Awards honor those in Acadiana who saw a challenge, imagined a solution, and found a way to make it work.  

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Do-Re-ME! (DRM)  is unique in that it applies the concept of “arts integration,” which differs from traditional teaching in that it uses an art form, such as music, to increase and reinforce comprehension in reading, mathematics and history. With an arts integration approach, DRM is not a standalone music program, but instead supports the current academic curriculum by teaching academic material in a novel and creative way.        

Do-Re-ME! (DRM) was piloted in the 2012-2013 school year to preschoolers aged four to five years old at Truman Montessori Elementary in Lafayette Parish. The goal of the pilot was to see a 20% improvement of their kindergarten preparedness test scores.  The data is showing a 30-50% increase in test scores.  DRM supports Common Core Standards, the State of Louisiana academic benchmarks and the National Standards of Music Education.