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Students in city schools score lower in music than students in all other types of school locations

Average responding scale score in NAEP music at grade 8, by school location: 2008


  • Eighth-grade students attending city schools in 2008 had a lower average responding score in music (142) than students who attended suburban (155), town (156), and rural schools (150).
  • There were no significant differences in the average scores among students in suburban, town, and rural school locations.

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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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