**Chart comparing mean SAT writing scores of Virginia public school students with those of public school students nationwide.**

In 2015, the mean writing score for Virginia public school students was 495 and the mean writing score for public school students nationwide was 475.

In 2014, the mean writing score for Virginia public school students was 493 and the mean writing score for public school students nationwide was 478.

In 2013, the mean writing score for Virginia public school students was 494 and the mean writing score for public school students nationwide was 480.

In 2012, the mean writing score for Virginia public school students was 492 and the mean writing score for public school students nationwide was 481.

In 2011, the mean writing score for Virginia public school students was 492 and the mean writing score for public school students nationwide was 482.

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