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Grade 12 National Results

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Average Scores
Achievement Levels

For this first assessment based on the new writing framework, the overall average score was set at 150 on a 0 to 300 scale. This score will serve as a baseline for comparison to performance on future writing assessments.

Read specific descriptions of what twelfth-graders should know and be able to do at the Basic, Proficient, and Advanced writing achievement levels.

Read more information on how to interpret NAEP writing results, including how each student group is defined.