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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Florida kids are writing better - Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times and tbt*

Florida kids are writing better

Writing Florida students have progressed to the middle of the national pack in writing, according to 2007 scores released this morning from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, better known as "the nation's report card."

Eighty-eight percent of Florida eighth-graders scored at the basic level or above on the writing test, which is right at the national average and 10 percentage points higher than in 1998. Only two states, Delaware and Louisiana, have made bigger gains over that period.

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http://blogs.tampabay.com/schools/2008/04/florida-kids-ar.html

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