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2010 Spotlight

High-Poverty Public Schools

Music and Visual Arts

In 2008, the average NAEP music and visual arts scores for 8th-grade students from high-poverty schools were lower than the scores for 8th-graders from low-poverty schools (see table A-14-1). In 2008, the average NAEP music score (on a 0–300 point scale with the average set at 150) for 8th-grade students from high-poverty schools was 123, compared with an average score of 168 for students from low-poverty schools. For visual arts, students from high-poverty schools had an average score of 125, and students from low-poverty schools had an average score of 168.

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National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education