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Twelfth-graders in the Northeast outperformed peers in the South and West

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Twelfth-grade NAEP writing achievement-level results, by region: 2007



  • The percentage of students performing at or above Proficient in the Northeast was higher in 2007 than in the South and West.

NOTE: 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), 2007 Writing Assessment.

NAEP started collecting data by U.S. census regions in 2003, and therefore no trend data can be reported for the 2002 writing assessment. To see more information about the states contained in each region, see NAEP reporting groups.

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

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