ERIC Number: ED433507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
NAEP 1998 Writing Report Card Highlights.
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
This paper presents highlights from the 1998 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) writing assessment, which was given to a national sample representative of all students at grades 4, 8, and 12 and to state samples representative of all students at grade 8 in the 40 participating states and jurisdictions. It begins with questions and answers about NAEP and then briefly describes 6 objectives and the purposes for the 3 types of writing assessed. It then presents 9 sample writing tasks and responses (3 at each grade level and at each achievement level--basic, proficient, and advanced). The paper then presents national results (including that 23% of fourth graders, 27% of eighth graders, and 22% of twelfth graders were at or above the proficient level) and data on writing performance by gender, race/ethnicity, and type of school. It next presents data on school and home factors related to writing achievement, and data regarding writing performance within states. It concludes with a six-item list of other publications and related materials. (RS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 8, National Competency Tests, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Student Writing Models, Test Results, Writing Achievement, Writing Research
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
IES Cited: ED438285