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Classroom Context: Availability of Computers for Writing

As part of the 2011 writing assessment, teachers of eighth-graders were asked about the availability of computers for their writing instruction. The full text of the question, and percentage of students who responded in each category are below.

Which statement best describes computer availability for your writing instruction?

A. There is no computer for student use
B. There is one computer shared by all students
C. More than three students share one computer
D. Two or three students share one computer
E. Each student has a computer

Grade 8

Approximately 41 percent of eighth-graders had teachers who reported that each student has access to a computer for writing instruction. Click chart options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.