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Higher percentages of students in grades 8 and 12 scored at or above Basic in 2007 than in both previous assessments

Grade 8
 Grade 12

Trend in eighth-grade NAEP writing achievement-level results

Key. Top bar percent at or above Advanced. Middle bar percent at or above Proficient. Bottom bar percent at or above Basic.

Findings

  • The percentage of students performing at or above Basic was higher in 2007 than in both previous assessments.
  • The percentage of students performing at or above Proficient was higher in 2007 than in 1998.
  • The percentage of students performing at Advanced was higher in 2007 than in 1998.

* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2007.
NOTE: View complete data with standard errors.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1998, 2002, and 2007 Writing Assessments.

To read more about achievement levels and how they are set, see Reporting the Assessment—Scale Scores and Achievement Levels.

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