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Female students score higher in visual arts than male counterparts

 Responding Scale Score
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Average responding scale score in NAEP visual arts at grade 8, by gender: 2008


  • Female eighth-graders had a higher average responding score in visual arts than their male counterparts. The score gap between female and male students was 11 points (based on unrounded average scores).

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Additional information about responding scale scores and creating task scores is available in Interpreting NAEP Arts Results.

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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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