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ERIC Number: ED516142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
Writing Project Professional Development Continues to Yield Gains in Student Writing Achievement. Research Brief No. 2
National Writing Project (NJ1)
The National Writing Project (NWP) has expanded its national portfolio of research projects conducted at local Writing Project sites to 16 studies that examine professional development, teacher practices, and student writing achievement. NWP sites emphasize common principles of high-quality instruction and the professional development necessary to support it, while the design and delivery of services are negotiated according to local needs, reform priorities, and school conditions. The results of the 16 studies summarized here demonstrate that professional development programs, when designed and delivered by NWP sites and based on these common core principles, have a positive effect on the writing achievement of students across a range of grade levels, schools, and contexts. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Writing Project