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ERIC Number: EJ778471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Study Finds Link between Quality Music Programs, Test Scores
Teaching Music, v15 n2 p12 Oct 2007
A recent study found that students in high-quality school music education programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs. The study, which was published in the Winter 2006 issue of MENC's Journal for Research in Music Education, is the first to examine the quality of school music programs as a factor affecting test scores, apart from the socioeconomic level of the school or school district. The study comprised 4,739 elementary and middle school students in four regions of the United States and revealed a strong relationship between elementary (third-or fourth-grade) and middle school (eighth- or ninth-grade) students' academic achievement and their participation in school music programs that differed based on quality.
MENC: The National Association for Music Education. P.O. Box 1584, Birmingham, AL 35201. Tel: 800-336-3768; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States