African American Literacies

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LITERACY, LANGUAGE, COMPOSITION, RHETORIC AND (NOT) THE AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT

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[A]t grade 4, White students had higher average writing scale scores than Black, Hispanic, and American Indian students. At grades 8 and 12, the average writing scale scores for Asian/Pacific Islander (PI) and White students were similar and were higher than those for Black, Hispanic, and American Indian (Amer. Ind.) students. (available online: www.nces.ed.gov/nationsresportcard/www.nces.ed.gov/nationsresportcard/pubs/main1998/1999462.asp)

Below basic

At or above basic

At or above proficient

Advanced

Fourth grade

White

10

90

29

2

Black

31

69

8

0

Hispanic

28

72

10

0

Asian/PI

7

93

36

4

Amer. Ind.

24

76

11

1

Eighth grade

White

10

90

29

2

Black

28

72

8

0

Hispanic

31

69

11

0

Asian/PI

0

90

35

2

Amer. Ind.

27

73

9

0

Twelfth grade

White

16

84

26

1

Black

36

64

8

0

Hispanic

35

65

10

0

Asian/PI

22

78

24

1

Amer. Ind.

42

58

9

0

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