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The Nation's Report Card: National Writing 2011 Results Are Now Available!

The Nation’s Report Card: Writing 2011 is designed to provide information about the writing skills of students through the completion of computer-based tasks. In 2011, the study was administered to students at grades 8 and 12 as part of the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This was only a national sample and no state results are available.

Key findings from Writing 2011 include:
At grade 8, average writing scores were

  • higher for Asian students than for other racial/ethnic groups;
  • higher for female students than for male students; and
  • higher for students attending schools in suburban locations than for students in cities, towns, and rural locations.

At grade 12, average writing scores were

  • higher for White students, Asian students, and students of two or more races than for Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native students;
  • higher for female students than for male students; and
  • higher for students in suburban schools than for students in cities and rural locations.

View the full Writing 2011 report