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White and Asian/Pacific Islander students score higher in visual arts than Black and Hispanic students

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Average responding scale score in NAEP visual arts at grade 8, by race/ethnicity: 2008


  • White and Asian/Pacific Islander students had higher average responding scores in visual arts in 2008 than Black and Hispanic students.
  • There were no significant differences between the scores of White and Asian/Pacific Islander students or between the scores of Black and Hispanic students.

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‡ Reporting standards not met. Sample size insufficient to permit reliable estimate.
NOTE: Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. AI/AN = American Indian/Alaska Native. 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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