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All available research points to the fact that music education can

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All available research points to the fact that music education can significantly bolster students' academic skills, particularly when this education is imposed during early childhood. The most notable academic improvement associated with music education, surprisingly, occurs in affected student's performance in mathematics. A recent study, which compared students in school districts all around the world, found that students who began receiving music education in kindergarten scored significantly higher on standardized math tests than did those who began after third grade. Those students who began in third grade, in turn, scored significantly higher than did those who received no music education at all. In fact, correlation studies attempting to link several different factors to higher math test scores have found music education to be the most significant of these factors.


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A. An important research study determined that students whose music education commenced in kindergarten fared the best on standardized tests.
B. Music education has the potential to strengthen students' academic skills.
C. The study regarding the effect of music education on academic success was conducted in an objective and scientific manner.
D. The overall effectiveness of music education in improving a child's academic performance in mathematics is correlated with the age at which that child begins to receive instruction in music.
E. Schools are willing to employ strategies that have the potential of bolstering the academic performance of their students.


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The author believes that music education can improve students' academic skills; all other statements in this passage serve as evidence to support this belief. Choices A and D are examples of this evidence, while choices C and E represent unspoken assumptions that underlie the argument. Hence, option B is correct.
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The author believes that music education can improve students' academic skills; all other statements in this passage serve as evidence to support this belief. Choices A and D are examples of this evidence, while choices C and E represent unspoken assumptions that underlie the argument. Hence, option B is correct.



Can you please state the reason for omitting choice D?
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Raxit85 wrote:
The author believes that music education can improve students' academic skills; all other statements in this passage serve as evidence to support this belief. Choices A and D are examples of this evidence, while choices C and E represent unspoken assumptions that underlie the argument. Hence, option B is correct.



Can you please state the reason for omitting choice D?


Choice D refers to a detail mentioned in the passage, which supports the argument of music being linked to the overall improvement of academics. In general, you will notice that choice B is more holistic in its approach especially when we see the first three lines "All available research points to the fact that music education can significantly bolster students' academic skills, particularly when this education is imposed during early childhood." whereas D is specific to the experiment.
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