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Scores in music higher for students reporting higher levels of parental education

Average responding scale score in NAEP music at grade 8, by student-reported highest level of parental education: 2008


  • Students who reported higher levels of parental education had higher responding scores in music.
  • The average responding score of students who reported having at least one parent who completed college was 161. This score was higher than the scores of students who reported all other levels of parental education.

Read more about parental education levels.

NOTE: View complete data with standard errors.
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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