Music actually makes our kids smarter…..

“Music students continue to outperform their non-arts peers on the SAT, according to the 1999 “Profiles of SAT and Achievement Test Takers” from The College Board.

Students with coursework in music study/appreciation scored 61 points higher on the verbal portion of the test and 42 points higher on the math portion than students with no coursework or experience in the arts.

Students in music performance scored 53 points higher on the verbal portion and 39 points higher on the math portion than students with no arts participation.

http://www.artsusa.org/pdf/get_involved/advocacy/research/2010/sat_artsed2010.pdf
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/3333638?uid=3739920&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=47699021402187

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