ERIC Number: ED068811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-11
Writing Abilities of American Young Adults.
DeCrow, Roger, Ed.
This brief digest of the results of the National Assessment of Writing compares the writing abilities of a sample of 17 year olds, in school and out, with an adult sample aged 26 to 35. In writing for social communication, 57% of the adults and 75% of the 17 year olds wrote descriptions that were judged acceptable. When asked to describe an auto accident, 38% of the adults wrote an acceptable account and 52% were unacceptable; 53% of the 17 year olds' accounts were acceptable and 46% unacceptable. On 3 exercises assessing ability to write in a business situation, adults scored an average of 50.5% acceptable responses, while the 17 year olds scored an average of 61.2% acceptable. 44% of the adults were not able to fill out a standard application form acceptably. (RS) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Results (Baseline).
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Reading Center Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress