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Visual arts scores for English language learners (ELL) lower than for non-English language learners

 Responding Scale Score
Creating Task Score

Average responding scale score in NAEP visual arts at grade 8, by status as English language learners (ELL) who could be assessed: 2008


  • The score gap between English language learners who could be assessed and students who are not English language learners was 42 points.

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

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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