The chart below shows performance of both groups in each scoring category. The highest possible score was 5.
Performance scores for all categories fall in a 3 through 3.5 range. Graduate scores were slightly higher than the scores of non-graduates, except for the grammar, spelling and punctuation category. Although scores in each rubric area did not vary significantly comprehension was the strongest area. The category for grammar, spelling and punctuation was the category with the lowest averages.
The chart below shows the distribution of artifact composite scores. 68.3% (41 of 60) of the graduates scored 3 or higher while 64% (39 of 61) of the non-graduates scored in that range. In the written communication assessment done in 2001, 64.5% of the students scored 3 or higher. (The 2001assessment did not differentiate graduates from non-graduates and included 76 artifacts instead of the 121 included in the 2002 assessment. )