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ERIC Number: ED500814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 72
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Nation's Report Card[TM]: Writing 2007. National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grades 8 and 12. National, State, and Trial Urban District Results. NCES 2008-468
Salahu-Din, D.; Persky, H.; Miller, J.
National Center for Education Statistics
The Nation's Report Card[TM] informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time. Nationally representative samples of more than 165,000 eighth- and twelfth-graders participated in the 2007 NAEP writing assessment (the assessment was not administered at grade 4 in 2007). Each student responded to 2 out of 17 possible writing tasks intended to measure one of three purposes for writing: narrative, informative, or persuasive. Results are presented nationally for both eighth- and twelfth-graders, and in participating states and urban districts only for eighth-graders. Comparing the results of the 2007 writing assessment to results from previous years shows the progress eighth- and twelfth-graders are making in improving writing skills. Includes appendix of tables. (Contains 28 tables and 24 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 12; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED533112