ERIC Number: ED433545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
NAEP 1998 Writing Report for District of Columbia.
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 District of Columbia eighth-grade students and compares their overall performance to students in the Northeast region of the United States and the nation (using data from the NAEP national assessments). In the District of Columbia, 1592 students from 31 public 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 District of Columbia on the NAEP writing scale was 126 compared to 148 nationwide. (RS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, National Competency Tests, Public Schools, 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: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.; National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress