Colorado students near the top in writing |

Colorado students near the top in writing

DENVER, Colorado ” A federally mandated, nationally representative assessment of students found Colorado’s eighth graders writing skills were higher than the national average last year.

Colorado students performing at or above the National Assessment Governing Board’s basic level was 91 percent or higher for eighth graders, compared with 87 percent of students nationally.

Basic means that students show the prerequisite knowledge and skills that are fundamental for proficient work.

Students in only three states ” Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Connecticut ” outperformed Colorado students. Colorado and 10 other states were at similar levels, while 31 states were significantly lower than Colorado.

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