ERIC Number: ED433542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
NAEP 1998 Writing State Report for West Virginia.
Jerry, Laura J.; Ballator, Nada
In 1998 for the first time, the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) administered a writing assessment at the state level. This report describes the writing achievement of West Virginia eighth-grade students and compares their overall performance to students in the Southeast region of the United States and the nation (using data from the NAEP national assessments). In West Virginia, 2611 students from 106 public schools and 117 students from 7 nonpublic schools were assessed. The writing assessment questions asked for three major kinds of writing: some required narrative, some informative, and some persuasive writing. Each student who participated in the state assessment was given two questions and had 25 minutes to respond to each question. The questions asked students to write in a variety of forms, such as essays, letters, stories, as well as to a variety of audiences, such as teachers, other students, and school boards. The distribution of writing results and writing achievement level results are provided for subpopulations of students (gender, race/ethnicity, students' reports of parents' educational level, free/reduced-price lunch program eligibility, and type of location). The average writing proficiency of eighth-grade public school students in West Virginia on the NAEP writing scale was 144 compared to 148 nationwide. (RS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, National Competency Tests, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Test Results, Writing Achievement, Writing Research
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; 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 - Location: West Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress