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Music scores for students in the Midwest higher than those for students in the South and West

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


  • The average responding score in music for students in the Midwest (158) was higher than the scores for students in the South (147) and West (144).
  • Scores for students in the Northeast and Midwest are higher than score of students in the West.
  • The score difference between the students in the Midwest and the Northeast was not statistically significant.
  • There is no significant difference in the scores of students in the Northeast and the South.

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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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