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Classroom Context: Writing as Favorite Activity

As part of the 2011 writing assessment, eighth- and twelfth-graders were asked whether writing was one of their favorite activities. The full text of the question, and percentage of students who responded in each category are below.

Please indicate how much you disagree or agree with the following statement about writing: Writing is one of my favorite activities.

A. Strongly disagree
B. Disagree
C. Agree
D. Strongly agree

Grade 8
Grade 12

A higher percentage of female students agreed or strongly agreed that writing is one of their favorite activities compared to their male peers. Use the tabs below to view the percentages by the student groups shown. Click chart options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.