Effectiveness at Scale
Over 250 studies in the NWP research archive point to the positive impact of NWP on leadership development and student achievement in writing, as well as demonstrating the reliability and validity of NWP scoring services.
Our Latest Results
Supporting Thinkers, Shaping Writers
Independent randomized control trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of NWP’s College, Career, and Community Writing Program (C3WP), a program designed to improve students’ argument writing by supporting teachers in new, skill-based instructional practices and formative assessment.
NWP’s Local Site Research Initiative
Studies of Customized Programs Developed by Local Writing Project Sites
Across 16 independent studies assessing NWP’s impact on seven dimensions of writing performance, researchers found that students of NWP teachers outperformed their non-NWP comparison groups in 103 of 112 contrasts. In addition to the overwhelmingly positive results for NWP programs, in no case did the comparison group significantly outperform students in the NWP group.
A History of Results
Soon after the launch of the Bay Area Writing Project, the Carnegie Corporation of New York funded a team lead by Michael Scriven to conduct three years of basic research on the emerging model and its impact on teacher participants and student writing. Since the Scriven Report, many individual studies have presented a powerful case for the potential of NWP professional development programs to impact teacher practice and resulting student performance.
More Than Results
We Put Research Into Practice
These individual studies present a powerful case for the potential of NWP professional development programs to impact teacher practice and resulting student performance, but they do not tell the whole story.