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Scores higher in 2007 than in both previous assessment years for English language learners at grade 8

Grade 8
 Grade 12

Trend in eighth-grade NAEP writing average scores, by English language learners (ELL) who could be assessed

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* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2007.
NOTE: The results for English language learners are based on students who were assessed and cannot be generalized to the total population of such students. 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), 1998, 2002, and 2007 Writing Assessments.

See a summary of the percentage of English language learners identified, excluded and assessed in writing.

To read more about achievement levels and how they are set, see Reporting the Assessment—Scale Scores and Achievement Levels.

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