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Education policy is in the midst of an era of data-driven decision-making, accountability, and high-stakes testing. The group also found that museum visits had larger impacts on a range of outcomes, including historical empathy, tolerance, and interest in art (skill as a result of learning or practice). Findings suggest that even a single museum trip can affect how students process information and think critically—skills that may be correlated with academic achievement, in both the short and long term.
Excerpt from: Museums as Classrooms: