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Classroom Context: Drafting and Revising with Computers

As part of the 2011 writing assessment, teachers of eighth-graders were asked how often they ask their students to use a computer for drafting and revising. The full text of the question, and percentage of students who responded in each category are below.

How often do you ask your students to use a computer for drafting and revising their writing?

A. Never or hardly ever
B. Sometimes
C. Very often
D. Always or almost always

Grade 8
Grade 12

Approximately 45 percent of eighth-graders had teachers who asked them to use a computer to draft or revise their writing very often, almost always, or always. Click chart options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.