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Feedback at 5:00- Students' Writing Skills

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A new report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows just a quarter of eighth and 12th grade students in the United States have solid writing skills.

Just 24% of students at each grade level were able to write essays that were well developed, organized and had proper language and grammar.

Only 3% scored as advanced.

The results came even when students were allowed to use spell check and other computer word processing tools.

For tonight's "Feedback at 5:00," we asked you what you think should be done to improve the results?