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Explore average scores for participating states by student groups

The map below allows comparisons between average scores for public school students in a particular state or jurisdiction and the average score of the nation or another state. Roll your mouse over a state to learn its score. Significant differences are noted in the pop-up text above the map. By clicking on the map, you can select a focal state and compare the average score in a particular state to that in other states. You can also view this map with a focus on one of the student groups listed in the tabs above the map.

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Grade 8

Cross-state comparisons of average eighth-grade NAEP writing scores in 2007 for students not eligible for the National School Lunch Program

1 Department of Defense Education Activity (overseas and domestic schools).
NOTE: A student's eligibility for the National School Lunch Program, which offers free or reduced-price lunch to students from lower-income families, is used as an indicator of poverty. Reported differences are statistically significant at the .05 level. DS is an abbreviation for Department of Defense schools, and NP is an abbreviation for national public schools. View complete data with standard errors. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Writing Assessment.

See more information about the writing assessment, including details about participating jurisdictions and percentages of students excluded from the assessment.

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