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Assessment in a Culture of Inquiry: The Story of the National Writing Project's Analytic Writing Continuum

By Sherry Swain and Paul LeMahieu
This article details the journey of teachers and researchers who worked together to create the NWP’s Analytic Writing Continuum (AWC), an approach to writing assessment that is locally contextualized yet linked to a common national framework and standards of performance. In addition to…
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Stories of Impact: The On-Site Work of the New York City Writing Project

By Elaine Avidon, et al.
This e-book includes powerful chapters written by teacher-consultants about the individual and collective impact of their work and its alignment to their site's mission and beliefs about professional learning. Reading select chapters would support fellows in imagining different kinds of…
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Evaluating the Impact of Professional Development Programs

By Sheridan D. Blau, Rosemary H. Cabe, and Anne Whitney
While there is significant research behind the NWP model, there is also a need for sites to evaluate their local professional development programming. This research study of the South Coast Writing Project's IIMPaC (Inquiry, Inservice workshops, Models, Practice, and Coaching) program…
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Write Now Teacher Studio

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Where teachers write, share, and talk shop about writing and the teaching of writing

Hosted by the National Writing Project, the Write Now Teacher Studio is an open, online community of educators for educators. It’s a place to write together, examine our teaching, create and refine curricula, and work toward ever more effective and equitable practices to create confident, creative, and critical thinkers and writers in our classrooms and courses.

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