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Classroom Context: Writing for School

As part of the 2011 writing assessment, twelfth-graders were asked how many pages they write for English/language arts homework. The full text of the question, and percentage of students who responded in each category are below.

In a typical week, about how many pages do you write for English/language arts homework?

A. None
B. Up to one page
C. One to three pages
D. Four to five pages
E. More than five pages

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Grade 12

Approximately 18 percent of twelfth-grade students wrote four or more pages for English/language arts homework in a typical week. Click chart options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.