Impact

Highlights

As of 2019, The Writing Revolution has trained more than 5,000 educators through courses and partnerships and has reached more than 150,000 students. The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades (2017) has sold thousands of copies nationally and internationally.


TWR Writing Assessments

Each year, TWR administers a writing assessment to students in partner schools at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year.

TWR’s goal was for 75% of all students to be proficient according to the TWR Single-Paragraph Rubric at the end of three years of instruction.

This goal was met and exceeded after only two years.

Standardized Assessments

New York

According to data from the New York State Department of Education:

From 2018 to 2019, the average growth in proficiency (score of 3 or 4) of students in TWR partner schools on the New York State 3-8 ELA Exam was higher than the average growth of proficiency of students in both New York City and New York State.

Students at TWR partner schools in the 3rd grade outperformed the growth made by students on average in New York City and New York State. One TWR partner elementary school grew by 13% from 2018 to 2019, compared to 1% growth in NYS and 2% growth in NYC.

From 2018 to 2019, the average growth of proficiency of students in TWR partner high schools on the NY State ELA and Living Environment Regents Exams was higher than the average growth for students in New York City and New York State.

From 2018 to 2019, the average growth of proficiency on the NY State U.S. History Regents Exam decreased for New York City and New York State, while students at TWR partner high schools experienced growth.

Louisiana

According to data from the Louisiana Department of Education, Monroe City Schools (a TWR partner district) was among the most improved districts in the state of Louisiana for students in grades 3-8 scoring Mastery or better on the LEAP Exam in 2019.

 

The following testimonials provide more specific information about TWR’s impact on student writing and on longer-term results such as standardized test scores and other measures.

Our Reach


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Global Inquiries

TWR has also received inquiries from educators in Australia, Italy, Singapore, Vietnam, Nigeria, South Africa, India, China, Canada, and the UK.

 Teacher Testimonials

"The Writing Revolution is the answer I've been looking for! It has given me a step-by-step approach for teaching children how to write well. It has helped many of my students become better writers by giving them skills and strategies that they can use throughout their lives."

Nicole, 5th Grade Teacher

"TWR's method has given me a foundation for structuring my lessons and a guideline for helping my students grow in their writing. I've witnessed many students advance as writers since implementing this method in my classroom."

Jacosta, 9th Grade English Language Arts Teacher

"By the end of the year, the majority of my class was successfully using the topic and concluding sentence strategies, but most importantly, choosing the strategy that best fit their purpose. Their writing became their own."

Jennifer, 6th Grade English Language Arts Teacher

"After ending up using a total mash-up of different writing programs for several years, learning this method really provided me with a fresh perspective. I became armed with several strategies and tools to help all of my learners! The concrete strategies are simple to understand, clearly explained, and totally manageable to implement."

Laura, 2nd Grade Teacher

"TWR has impacted my students in a profound way. It has given them the tools to organize their writing through outlines, sentence structure activities, and transition work."

Gary, 9th Grade English and Social Studies Teacher