Arts Education Research and Studies

For more than two decades studies prove that arts education is essential to performance and the success of at-risk students. Research has proven that arts education engages students, keeps them in school, leads to higher grades and SAT scores, advances a student’s understanding of the world, and exposes them to higher education and a fresh perspective on the world of possibilities accessible to them. Arts education will also open a student’s mind to 21st-Century-thinking skills in preparation for the future workforce and the opportunities that will unfold as a result.

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 Americans for the Arts & research by Dr. James Catterall

  • Involvement in the arts is linked to:

    • Higher academic performance

    • Increased standardized test scores

    • More community service

    • Lower drop-out rates

 President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities

  • Studies have shown that when students participate in the arts they:

  • Are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.

  • Have higher GPA/SAT scores and demonstrate a 56% improvement in spatial-temporal IQ scores.

  • Show significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12.

  • Are more engaged and cooperative with teachers and peers and are more self-confident and better able to express their ideas.

These benefits are particularly pronounced in high-poverty, low-performing schools. 

 ArtsEdSearch.org - Visit their website Here

  • The arts can increase teacher retention and engagement

  • Arts education helps prepare students for college and careers

  • The arts can turn around low performing schools

  • Arts education can help close the achievement gap

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