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arts and achievement

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Sandra L. Eckert (seart)
Mon, 19 Aug 1996 15:50:51 -0400


Here are some statistics from a "1995 Student descriptive questionaire"
using data from the College Board Profile of SAT and Achievement Test Takers
1995.

Years of Arts Study Verbal Math
4 or more years 459 506
3 years 436 483
2 years 430 482
1 year 422 481
.5 years or less 411 470

I got this info. from the PAEA newsletter, which also has a great bar graph
naming the various arts, and citing achievement on SAT's along with
participation in those arts. VERY graphic example of how arts involvement
affects achievement. As there are no actual numbers listed, I hesitate ti
list the levels here, however is is quite obvious that there is a direct
correlation between the arts and high academic achievement. Those who had
NO arts scored significantly lower than the Mean score for all, while the
various arts areas all had high scores.

(PAEA Spring Newsletter, 1996)