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Grade 8 National Results


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Achievement Levels

In the 2011 writing assessment, 80 percent of eighth-graders performed at or above the Basic level and 27 percent performed at or above the Proficient level.

Read specific descriptions of what eighth-graders should know and be able to do at the Basic, Proficient, and Advanced writing achievement levels.

Read more information on how to interpret NAEP writing results, including how each student group is defined.