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Three out of the four districts that participated in the 2002 assessment posted higher overall scores in 2007

Grade 8

Average scores in NAEP writing for eighth-grade public school students eligible for the National School Lunch Program, by jurisdiction: 2007


  • When compared to large central city schools nationally, average scores in 2007 were higher or comparable to students eligible for the National School Lunch Program in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, New York City, and San Diego, and lower in Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles.

NOTE: View complete data with standard errors in districts and the nation or in large central cities.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Trial Urban District Writing Assessment.

See more information about the writing assessment, including details about participating jurisdictions and percentages of students excluded from the assessment.

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