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NAEP has always endeavored to assess all students selected as a part of its sampling process, including students who are classified by their schools as students with disabilities (SD) and/or as English language learners (ELL). The decision to exclude any of these students is made by school personnel. School personnel are encouraged to use inclusion criteria provided by NAEP and may discuss their inclusion decisions with NAEP field staff. Some students may participate with testing accommodations. Read more about the NAEP inclusion policy.

Grade 8
 Grade 12
Eighth-grade students with disabilities (SD) and/or English language learners (ELL) identified, excluded, and assessed in NAEP writing, as a percentage of all students: 1998, 2002, and 2007
Student characteristics and year Percentage of all students
Identified Excluded Assessed Assessed
SD and/or ELL          
   1998 13 4 9 6 3
   2002 17 4 13 8 5
   2007 17 3 14 6 8
   1998 10 3 7 5 3
   2002 12 3 9 5 5
   2007 12 3 10 2 7
   1998 3 1 2 2 #
   2002 6 1 4 4 1
   2007 6 1 5 4 2
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Students identified as both SD and ELL were counted only once under the combined SD and/or ELL category, but were counted separately under the SD and ELL categories. 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), 1998, 2002, and 2007 Writing Assessments.

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