SRI Authors: C.J. Park, Nicole Arshan, Allison Milby, Rebecca L. Goetz
Park, C. J., Arshan, N., Milby, A., & Goetz, R. (2021). Evaluation of the College, Career, and Community Writers Program: Findings from the i3 Scale-up grant. SRI International.
The National Writing Project’s (NWP) College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP) is designed to improve students’ argument writing through intensive teacher professional development, instructional resources, and formative assessment. In 2016, based on evidence of C3WP’s prior success in improving student achievement, NWP received a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) Scaleup grant to test C3WP in new contexts.
As part of this grant, SRI International (SRI) conducted a 1-year random assignment evaluation of C3WP in Grades 7–9 that found consistent program implementation and positive, statistically significant impacts on student writing achievement.
This is the third evaluation of C3WP in secondary grades, all of which have found positive and statistically significant effects on student achievement.
This technical report provides a detailed description of C3WP and the findings from the evaluation of the i3 Scale-up grant.