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Study Finds Positive Impact of UCI Writing Project Professional Development

Publication: Education World
Date: January 25, 2017

Summary: A study conducted by the University of California, Irvine, found that teacher professional development provided through the Pathway Project, created by UCI Writing Project director Carol Booth Olson, directly resulted in improved student writing performance.

 

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'These robust findings demonstrate the impact of teacher training on student outcomes. There is stronger growth in student achievement after two years of teacher participation, highlighting the importance of sustained professional development,' [Olson] said."

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