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ERIC Number: ED529766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-9777-0500-5
Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement
Ruppert, Sandra S.
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Why is it so important to keep the arts strong in schools? How does study of the arts contribute to student achievement and success? This paper is designed to answer these and other questions. It describes in nontechnical terms what the research says about how study of the arts contributes to academic achievement and student success. It offers impartial, to-the-point reporting of the multiple benefits associated with students' learning experiences in the arts. In short, it "makes the case for the arts" based on sound educational research. (Contains 27 endnotes.)
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. 1029 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-347-6352; Fax: 202-737-0526; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: MetLife Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Washington, DC.; Arts Education Partnership