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Target distribution of NAEP writing tasks, by grade and communicative purpose: 2011
Purpose for writing Percentage of prompts
Grade 8    
    To persuade 35
    To explain 35
    To convey experience 30
Grade 12    
    To persuade 40
    To explain 40
    To convey experience 20
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2011 Writing Assessment.

Last updated 08 August 2012 (FW)
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