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Average scores in visual arts for students eligible for National School Lunch Program lower than for students not eligible

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Average responding scale score in NAEP visual arts at grade 8, by eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch: 2008


  • The average responding score of eighth-graders who were eligible for the National School Lunch Program was lower than the score of students who were not eligible. There is a 29-point score gap between the two groups.

A student's eligibility for the National School Lunch Program, which offers free or reduced-price lunch to students from lower-income families, is used as an indicator of poverty. Find out more about eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch.

NOTE: View complete data with standard errors. Results are not shown for students whose eligibility status was not available.
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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