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The map below allows comparisons between average scores for public school students in 2002 and 2007 for a particular state or jurisdiction. Roll your mouse over a state to learn its score. Significant differences are noted in the pop-up text above the map.

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Grade 8

Changes in eighth-grade NAEP writing average scores between 2002 and 2007

1 Department of Defense Education Activity (overseas and domestic schools).
NOTE: Reported differences are statistically significant at the .05 level. 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), 2002 and 2007 Writing Assessments.

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