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Students in suburban schools score higher in visual arts than those in city schools

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Average responding scale score in NAEP visual arts at grade 8, by school location: 2008


  • The average responding score in visual arts for eighth-graders in suburban schools was higher than for students in city schools. The score gap between the two was 11 points.
  • There were no significant differences in the average responding scores between students from suburban schools and town or rural schools.

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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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