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How the arts benefit student achievement

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Individuals learn and interact in different ways, and participation in a variety of art disciplines can provide additional pathways to learning complex concepts.

Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development is a comprehensive, decades-long research piece backing the benefits of art in learning environments. This excellent guide incorporates data from worldwide studies correlating artistic involvement and academic, social, and developmental success through dance, drama, visual arts and music. A summary published by the study's key sponsors, states that "increased years of enrollment in arts courses positively correlated with higher SAT verbal and math scores."

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