WriteBoston utilizes a systematic evaluation plan developed by an external evaluator to measure the effectiveness of our work with teachers and students. In our work with teachers, evaluation efforts are focused on measuring the effectiveness of our coaching and related changes in teacher practice; in our work with students, we measure attitudinal changes, writing confidence, and skill. All of WriteBoston’s work is grounded in best practices in the field of writing and coaching.

2016–2017 Highlights


Professional Development & Coaching

375+

educators served through high-quality professional development in writing and literacy instruction

7

school districts and 4 education organizations supported across Massachusetts

9 out of 10

educators reported that their WriteBoston professional development increased their effectiveness in their role


Writing Centers

371

students served at two high school Writing Centers through one-on-one writing tutorials with trained volunteer tutors

91%

of students who used the Writing Center 3+ times felt that their writing improved because they worked with a tutor

94%

of teachers saw growth in student engagement with writing assignments after their students worked with a tutor


Teens in Print

96

Boston teens published

178

articles published in 4 issues of the Boston Teens in Print newspaper

30

students took part in summer learning, receiving approximately 180 hours of journalism-based skill building


Testimonials