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Scores for both male and female eighth-graders higher in 2007 than in both previous assessments

Grade 8
 Grade 12

Trend in eighth-grade NAEP writing average scores, by gender

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  • Average scores for both male and female students were higher in 2007 than in both previous assessments.
  • Female eighth-graders outscored their male peers by 20 points in 2007.

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Race/ethnicity and gender

* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2007.
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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.

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

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