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Score in visual arts lower for students with disabilities (SD) than for non-SD students

Responding Scale Score
 Creating Task Score

Average creating task score in NAEP visual arts at grade 8, by students with disabilities (SD) who could be assessed: 2008


  • There was a 9-point gap in the average creating task score in visual arts between students with disabilities who could be assessed and non-SD students.

See a summary of the percentage of students with disabilities identified, excluded, and assessed in visual arts

NOTE: The results for students with disabilities are based on students who were assessed and cannot be generalized to the total population of such students. View complete data (20KB XLS) with standard errors.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2008 Arts Assessment.

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