College, Career, and Community Writers Program

A study administered by SRI Education identified statistically significant positive gains for students at schools who participated in C3WP. For the study, half of the 47 selected schools were randomly assigned to C3WP training and half received “business-as-usual” training for one year. To measure the impact on students, SRI administered a student writing assessment for all students, which showed that C3WP had a positive and significant impact on all four attributes of writing measured by the Analytic Writing Continuum for Source-Based Argument Writing (AWC-SBA): content, structure, stance, and convention.

Since 2015, three rigorous, independent evaluations of C3WP have spanned 228 diverse schools in 20 states, all of which have pointed to program effectiveness in diverse contexts.  The full SRI report can be found here.