Music Education + Standardized Tests =
Best Results for Students
A UCLA analysis of a U.S. Department of Education database tracking more than 25,000 students over
ten years showed that students involved in music generally tested higher in reading proficiency exams and standardized tests than those who had no musical involvement.
The study noted higher scores for musicians in all socioeconomic groups.
Source: Edward B. Fiske. “Involvement in the Arts and Human Development.” Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts
on Learning. President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and AEP, 1999