Writing Scores Down
Pascopella, Angela, District Administration
The statistics are alarming: 70 percent of students in grades 4 through 12 are low-achieving writers.
In the last national writing exam in 2002, only 22 to 26 percent of students in fourth, eighth, and 12th grade's scored at proficient level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. And 72 percent of fourth-graders, 69 percent of eighth-graders and 77 percent of seniors failed NAEP writing proficiency goals.
The latest Carnegie Corporation of New York report, Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle and High Schools, lists 11 effective elements to improve writing achievement.
The elements should be …
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Publication information: Article title: Writing Scores Down. Contributors: Pascopella, Angela - Author. Magazine title: District Administration. Volume: 42. Issue: 12 Publication date: December 2006. Page number: 13. © 2007 Professional Media Group LLC. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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