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Students classified as English language learners (ELL) score lower in music than non-ELL students

Average responding scale score in NAEP music at grade 8, by status as English language learners (ELL): 2008


  • The average responding score in music for English language learner students who could be assessed was 108.
  • The score gap between English language learner students and students who are not English language learners was 44 points.

See a summary of the percentage of English language learners, identified, excluded, and assessed in music.

NOTE: The results for English language learners 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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