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Writing scores by race/ethnicity and gender

Grade 8
 Grade 12
Average scores in NAEP writing for eighth-grade students, by gender and race/ethnicity: 2007
Race/ethnicity Male Female
White 153 175
Black 132 150
Hispanic 133 150
Asian/Pacific Islander 159 177
American Indian/Alaska Native 132 153
NOTE: Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. 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.

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