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Chess and Standard Test Scores

SUMMARY: Regular (non-honors) Elementary students who participated in a school Chess Club showed twice the improvement of non-chess players in Reading and Mathematics between third and fifth grades on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills. In fifth grade, regular track chess players scored 4.3 TLI points higher in Reading (p<.01) and 6.4 points higher in Math (p<.00001) than non-chess players.

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