The 2007 NAEP program included state-level assessments in writing at grade 8, and national-level assessments in writing at grades 8 and 12. The first state writing assessments were given at grade 8 in 1998. In 2002, the writing assessment was administered by states for the first time at grade 4. The 1998, 2002, and 2007 assessments were based on the same writing assessment framework.
The state snapshot reports and their companion, The Nation's Report Card: Writing 2007, provide a look at the main results of the NAEP 2007 Writing assessment. Each participating jurisdiction receives its own customized state report, as seen here. The Nation's Report Card: Writing 2007 offers data for all participating states and additional national data. The NAEP Data Explorer provides information for all jurisdictions for which results are reported in 2007 and allows the user not only to develop custom data tables, but also to perform appropriate tests of statistical significance for within- or across-state data comparisons.
Within each state report, the overall scale score and achievement-level results are provided, in addition to student group results. The information is presented on a single page for each grade assessed in the particular state or jurisdiction.