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Time spent on language arts

Grade 4
 Grade 8

As part of the 2007 reading assessment, teachers of fourth-graders were asked about the amount of time they spent on language arts instruction per week. The full text of the question and the percentage of students whose teachers responded within each category are below.

About how much time in total do you spend with this class on language arts instruction in a typical week? Language arts refers to reading, writing, literature, and related topics.

A. Less than 3 hours
B. 3–4.9 hours
C. 5–6.9 hours
D. 7–9.9 hours
E. 10 or more hours

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NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Reading Assessment.

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