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Writing Abilities of American Young Adults [microform] / Roger DeCrow, Ed
Bib ID 5237000
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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National Reading Center Foundation, Washington, DC
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1972 
10 p. 
Summary

This brief digest of the results of the National Assessment of Writing compares the writing abilities of a sample of 17 year olds, in school and out, with an adult sample aged 26 to 35. In writing for social communication, 57% of the adults and 75% of the 17 year olds wrote descriptions that were judged acceptable. When asked to describe an auto accident, 38% of the adults wrote an acceptable account and 52% were unacceptable; 53% of the 17 year olds' accounts were acceptable and 46% unacceptable. On 3 exercises assessing ability to write in a business situation, adults scored an average of 50.5% acceptable responses, while the 17 year olds scored an average of 61.2% acceptable. 44% of the adults were not able to fill out a standard application form acceptably. (RS) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Results (Baseline).

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May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Descriptive Writing.  |  Publications.  |  Test Results.  |  Tests.  |  Writing (Composition)  |  Writing Skills.  |  Young Adults.  |  National Assessment of Educational Progress
Other authors/contributors DeCrow, Roger, editor  |  National Reading Center Foundation, Washington, DC
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