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Score in music lower for students with disabilities (SD) than for non-SD students

Average responding scale score in NAEP music at grade 8, by status as students with disabilities (SD): 2008


  • The average music responding score of eighth-grade students with disabilities who could be assessed was 115. 
  • The score gap between students with disabilities who could be assessed and students without disabilities was 39 points.

See a summary of the percentage of students with disabilities identified, excluded, and assessed in music.

NOTE: The results for students with disabilities are based on students who were assessed and cannot be generalized to the total population of such students. 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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