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ERIC Number: ED430013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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A Comparison Study of the California Test of Basic Skills between Fourth and Fifth Grade Instrumental Music Pullout Students and Students Not Involved in the Instrumental Music Program.
Corral, S. Joseph
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an instrumental music pullout program on student achievement. Two hundred and twenty-three students were divided into 2 groups. The first group consisted of 46 instrumental music students in grades 4 and 5. The second group consisted of 177 students who did not participate in the instrumental music program. A two-sample independent t-test analysis was used to determine if there was a significant difference between the test scores of the students who were excused from class for 30 minutes twice a week for instrumental music study and those who were not involved in the music program. It was hypothesized that there would be no significant difference between the test scores of the two groups or that the test scores of the music students would be higher than the nonmusic students as measured in five academic areas of the California Tests of Basic Skills: reading, language comprehension, mathematics comprehension, science, and social studies. Findings support the first hypothesis; that is, no significant difference exists between the scores of instrumental music participants and nonparticipants. (Contains four tables.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Test of Basic Skills