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Assessment in a Culture of Inquiry: The Story of the National Writing Project's Analytic Writing Continuum

Writing Assessment in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Edward M. White, July 2012
Sherry Swain, Paul LeMahieu
Assessment and education are often inextricably linked, so why is it that teachers usually find themselves without a voice when it comes to discussing what goes into the former? Sherry Swain, Senior Research Associate with the National Writing Project, and Paul LeMahieu, Vice President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, study the results of the NWP's Analytic Writing Continuum, which offered an opportunity to explore the potential of assessment beyond a standard. More ›

Developing a Definition of Teacher Research

January 2012
Marian M. Mohr, Betsy Sanford, Marion S. MacLean, Courtney Rogers, Sheila Clawson
This resource highlights Chapter 3 from Teacher Research for Better Schools, by Marian M. Mohr, et al. A group of experienced K-12 teachers and teacher-consultants from the Northern Virginia Writing Project worked together for several years to improve their own teaching. Their research into their practice reverberated throughout their school system and influenced how their schools were run. More ›

Culturally Mediated Writing Instruction for Adolescent English Language Learners

August 2011
Leslie Patterson, Carol Wickstrom, Juan Araujo
This study, undertaken by the North Star of Texas Writing Project, demonstrates the effectiveness of culturally mediated writing instruction to professional development. The study found that such professional development is more likely to have positive effects on students when it is ongoing and when participating teachers receive follow-up support as they implement what they learned. More ›

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