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Click here to find complete 2011 results for the nation, as well as findings from the student, teacher, and school surveys. Download the print report and find additional resources and information from the Writing website.

The Nation's Report Card: National Writing 2011 Results Are Now Available!

The Nation’s Report Card: Writing 2011 is designed to provide information about the writing skills of students through the completion of computer-based tasks. In 2011, the study was administered to students at grades 8 and 12 as part of the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This was only a national sample and no state results are available.

Key findings from Writing 2011 include:
At grade 8, average writing scores were

  • higher for Asian students than for other racial/ethnic groups;
  • higher for female students than for male students; and
  • higher for students attending schools in suburban locations than for students in cities, towns, and rural locations.

At grade 12, average writing scores were

  • higher for White students, Asian students, and students of two or more races than for Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native students;
  • higher for female students than for male students; and
  • higher for students in suburban schools than for students in cities and rural locations.

To view the full Writing 2011 report please visit

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