Category: Writing Process

  • The What Works Clearinghouse

    For the past 20 years, the Institute of Education Science (IES) has funded research on a variety of educational practices that are evidence-based; in the past decade, these practices have been published as guides. In this blog, we review Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively ( The two figures in this blog appear in this…

  • Online Writing Assessment – How To Generate Improvement

    Teachers can improve student writing by creating effective prompts, providing strategic feedback, and evaluating student essays efficiently.

  • How to Show Writing Improvement

    Dr. Gerald Tindal, University of Oregon Anyone who teaches writing, knows that student improvement is not only the goal, but also the most difficult accomplishment to achieve. In part, this difficulty arises because of the many genres and dimensions involved in evaluating writing. Furthermore, improvement is directly reflected in the measures we use (e.g., how…