Their mission is to help all students become strong writers and critical thinkers.
Poor writing skills are a formidable barrier to college and career success.
Many young people struggle to express their ideas in writing with precision and clarity. The 2011 National Assessment of
Educational Progress reports that 76% of students are not proficient with basic writing. It’s a problem for them during the school day, of course, but the consequences are bigger than that. Without comprehensive intervention, those with poor writing skills may struggle in college and in their careers.
Schools need writing instruction that provides the thoughtful, well-sequenced (and sometimes remedial) lessons their students need to build basic writing skills. Teachers also often lack the time to provide the rapid feedback that enables revision—the only way to help students succeed.