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A Friday article [“Passing Rate for FEE Levels Off”] referred incorrectly to the trend in the pass rate on the Freshman Essay Evaluation. Performance on the FEE has remained roughly constant over the last six years, but the score of “Intermediate” was merged into “Pass” in 2001 when the Writing Requirement became the current Communications Requirement.

The percentage of freshmen receiving a “Pass,” “Intermediate,” or a superlative score on an Advanced Placement examination was 79 percent in 1998 and 1999, 74 percent in 2000, 66 percent in 2001, 73 percent in 2002, and 74 percent in 2003, according to figures provided by Leslie C. Perelman, the director of writing across the curriculum.