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


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


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


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


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


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

Teens in Print


Boston teens published


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


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