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Scores varied by family income

Grade 8

Eighth-grade NAEP writing average scores, by eligibility for the National School Lunch Program: 2007


  • Students eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch scored lower in 2007 than those not eligible for the program.
  • Students eligible for free lunch scored lower than those eligible for reduced-price lunch.

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Race/ethnicity and family income

NOTE: A student's eligibility for the National School Lunch Program, which offers free or reduced-price lunch to students from lower-income families, is used as an indicator of poverty. 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 does not report results for twelfth-grade students based on eligibility for the National School Lunch Program. To read more information, 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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