U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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ESEA: National Writing Project - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.928 - National Writing Project (OII)

Program Goal: To improve the quality of student writing and learning.
Objective 8.1 of 1: To support and promote the establishment of teacher training programs designed to improve the writing skills of students and teachers. NWP sites will develop methods to assess student writing.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Students taught by NWP teachers will show improved student writing skills.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of students of NWP trained teachers who achieve effectiveness in major areas of writing competence such as persuasive and rhetorical and those students who demonstrate clear control of the writing conventions of usage, mechanics, and spelling will increase.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets

Progress: Data will be available annually by 2004. Progress will be reported each June. 2004 data will be used as baseline data and succeeding years will be used to measure progress.

Additional Source Information: Sites will determine assessment instruments to be used (possible examples are Academy for Educational Development-derived tests and the NAEP Test of Writing) in cooperation with the NWP Research Division.

Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: January 2005

Limitations: NWP sites are using a number of different assessments. It is not clear how comparable these measures are.


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