Arts programs help students improve in all areas, group says

Mar 2, 2012

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers at Loyola University's Center for Urban Research and Learning tracked test scores at threedifferent Chicago schools over three years and found that fourth graders who started in a dedicated arts program in 2009 "saw an 11.5 percentage point gain in composite test scores meeting or exceeding state standards by the time they finished the arts program in sixth grade in 2011. They also scored on average more than 11 percentage points higher than fourth through sixth graders at the same school who did not take part in the program,"

Read more about the arts program and the study here.

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