Can Type One writing prompts be used for formative assessment?

By John Collins, Ed.D, Founder and Managing Director, Collins Education Associates All writing doesn’t have to be high stakes to be valuable. We know that informal writing promotes and clarifies thinking. Low-stakes writing also has been found to be an effective vehicle for formative assessment—that is, checking on student understanding. Collins Writing teachers have long used […]

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Does the Collins Writing Program work with English learners?

By Erick Herrmann, Consultant, Collins Education Associates I have worked with schools around the country for the past 15 years, helping teachers with the special challenge of building literacy with English learners (ELs). The Collins Writing Program strategies help provide answers for teachers who are trying to truly make writing across the curriculum a reality […]

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