About the Grantee
University of California, Berkeley 2120 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for developing strategies to scale assessments that measure civic engagement
The National Writing Project is a teacher professional development organization that focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of educators on efforts to improve student writing and learning. The grantee will work with MIT and the University of Colorado Boulder to further develop strategies for widespread dissemination of measures of civic engagement. If successful, their work can provide evidence of how additional assessments, such as measurements of civic outcomes of education, are helpful and feasible.
for scaling up College-Ready Writers Program
The National Writing Project (NWP), a well-regarded teacher professional development organization, focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of educators on efforts to improve student writing and learning. With this grant, the NWP will expand deeper learning practice in writing and its assessment, specifically by increasing teachers’ capacity to teach argumentative, analytical forms of writing. The NWP will work in 46 rural districts in 16 states, reaching approximately 40,000 students in grades 4–10, especially schools that serve students with the highest need.