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Writing scores by race/ethnicity and gender

 Grade 8
Grade 12
Average scores in NAEP writing for twelfth-grade students, by gender and race/ethnicity: 2007
Race/ethnicity Male Female
White 149 169
Black 128 144
Hispanic 133 146
Asian/Pacific Islander 152 167
American Indian/Alaska Native 130 150
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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