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Students eligible for National School Lunch Program score lower in music than students not eligible

Average responding scale score in NAEP music at grade 8, by eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch: 2008


  • Students who were eligible for the National School Lunch Program had a lower average responding score in music (132) than students who were not eligible (161).

A student's eligibility for the National School Lunch Program, which offers free or reduced-price lunch to students from lower-income families, is used as an indicator of poverty. Find out more about eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch.

NOTE: View complete data with standard errors. Results are not shown for students whose eligibility status was not available.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2008 Arts Assessment.

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