The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies

Examines arts-related variables from four large datasets – three maintained by the U.S. Department of Education and one by the U.S. Department of Labor – to understand the relationship between arts engagement and positive academic and social outcomes in children and young adults of low socioeconomic status (SES). The analyses show that achievement gaps between high- and low-SES groups appear to be mitigated for children and young adults who have arts-rich backgrounds.

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U.S. Department of Education