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Music and Academic Achievement

By Sean Cavanagh — March 03, 2009 1 min read
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The researchers found academic gains even after controlling for prior school achievement and other factors, such as exposure to books at home. The research, slated to be published in Social Science Quarterly this month, was conducted by Darby E. Southgate and Vincent J. Roscigno, both of Ohio State University. The authors drew on data for elementary and secondary school students from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study and the National Education Longitudinal Study, two data sources collected by the U.S. Department of Education.—SEAN CAVANAGH

The researchers found academic gains even after controlling for prior school achievement and other factors, such as exposure to books at home. The research, slated to be published in Social Science Quarterly this month, was conducted by Darby E. Southgate and Vincent J. Roscigno, both of Ohio State University. The authors drew on data for elementary and secondary school students from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study and the National Education Longitudinal Study, two data sources collected by the U.S. Department of Education.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 04, 2009 edition of Education Week

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