WriteBoston’s assessment strategy is driven by the same questions that undergird our mission: are we making a difference in the life trajectories of high needs youth? What impact are we having on college acceptance, attrition, and completion? Do changes we espouse make it through the classroom door and impact the educational outcomes of students?

In assessing our work, we use a combination of measurement tools: qualitative surveys, classroom level audits of student reading/writing/discussion; pre and post assessments; end-of-year test scores and embedded assessments; college acceptance rates; and rates of usage and scope of influence.

Addressing reading and writing proficiency is critical to closing the achievement gap. By focusing on high leverage literacy strategies, WriteBoston empowers both students and educators, enabling teachers to support ALL of their students in making academic gains.

View our 2018 Annual Report.

2018–2019 Highlights


Professional Development & Coaching

300+

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

15

schools and 3 education organizations supported across Massachusetts

91%

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


Writing Centers

3,051

one-on-one writing tutorials with 354 Boston high school students

90%

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

100%

of teachers saw growth in students’ academic persistence because of support from writing tutors


Teens in Print

350

Boston teens served through programming, workshops, and publication

133

articles published in 4 issues of the Teens in Print newspaper

93%

of students feel more prepared for future jobs after participating in Teens in Print


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