Participation in school-based arts education programs can have a positive impact on students' engagement with learning, according to recent ACER research. However, there was little statistical evidence of improvement in academic progress as a result of participation in arts education.
"Evaluation of School-Based Arts Education Programs in Australian Schools,"
Vol. 12, Article 4.
Available at: http://research.acer.edu.au/resdev/vol12/iss12/4