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Aspects of writing important to grades

Grade 8
 Grade 12

As part of the 2007 writing assessment, eighth-graders were asked about the importance of several aspects of their writing to the grades they receive from teachers. The question and the percentage of students who responded within each category are below.

When your teacher grades your writing, how important is each of the following?

  Percentage of students
Aspect of writing Not very

Your spelling, punctuation, and grammar

4 34 62

The way your paper is organized

5 34 60

The quality and creativity of your ideas

4 32 64

The length of your paper

17 57 27

Check for Statistical Significance

To further analyze these data, test for significance between categories, or see corresponding average scores, view the complete data with standard errors in the NAEP Data Explorer. Click on "Find Out" to check for statistical significance. To learn about using the NAEP Data Explorer, view the NAEP Data Explorer tutorial.

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NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Writing Assessment.

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