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Female students outperform male students in music

Average responding scale score in NAEP music at grade 8, by gender: 2008


  • The average responding score in music for female students was 155, while the average responding score for male students was 145.

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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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