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Grade 8 National Results


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Average Scores
Achievement Levels

For eighth-graders eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch through the National School Lunch Program, writing scores ranged from 92 at the 10th percentile to 176 at the 90th percentile.

Read specific descriptions of what eighth-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.