Sixteen independent studies demonstrate that the students of teachers who receive professional development from a National Writing Project site improve writing abilities in every measured attribute of writing (2008 & 2010, National Writing Project). Read the most recent report, which features the work of Upstate Writing Project.
Research has shown that Upstate Writing Project's work with the College Ready Writers Program positively impacted both teachers' instructional practice and student writing. Students of teachers who participated in the professional development revealed improved writing scores in the areas of content, structure, stance, and conventions compared to control groups. Read more.
To learn more about how UWP professional development improves student writing, read All About UWP.